29 Tamils arrested in Anuradhapura

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 23 May 2007, 10:47 GMT]
Six Tamil youths were taken into custody on Tuesday evening in Anuradhapura, capital of the north central province. They were arrested on a tip off from the public, for allegedly taking photographs of the Anuradhapura police station with their cell-phone cameras hiding in a bush, police sources said. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka security forces Wednesday morning launched a cordon and search operation in Anuradhapura town and arrested about 23 Tamil civilians, from lodges and rental houses, sources said.

The arrested six are said to be natives of Vaalaichchenai, Vaaharai, and Batticaloa in the eastern province, police said.

Suspects are being detained in the police station and subjected to inquiry by the Terrorist Intelligence Unit of the Police

Most of the 23 arrested in the cordon and search are natives of Batticaloa and Vavuniya. Some are natives of Badulla.

All have been detained in the police station and are being interrogated, police sources said.


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