Court releases 8 Tamil youths, orders detention of one woman

[TamilNet, Thursday, 26 April 2007, 21:01 GMT]
Colombo Chief Magistrate Wednesday ordered the release of six Tamil civilians and detention of one Tamil woman to a Rehabilitation Centre in the south. They were arrested in a cordon and search operation in Moratuwa in western province two months ago and detained in the Boosa detention centre in Galle.

The Terrorist Prevention Unit of the Police produced them in court

Majority of them are natives of Jaffna district and residing in Moratuwa at the time of arrest, sources said.

The names of the released are Rajaretnam Gajan, Sivalingam Pirapaharan, Sithambaram Rajaretnam, Ponniah Sathiskumar, Shanmugam Paheerathan and Sakunthala. Rajathurai Vani of Jaffna was sent to Rehabilitation Centre.

Meanwhile, Colombo Additional Magistrate Wednesday released two Tamil youths, Kanthasamy Ravichandran and Tharmalingam Thirukumaran, natives of Jaffna district on surety bail when the police informed court that there was no evidence to implicate the suspects in any offence.

They were arrested in a cordon and search operation conducted on March 30 at Grandpass area in Colombo.

They were detained for one week in the police. The court later remanded them under the normal law.


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