300 civilians arrested in Welikada

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 27 June 2007, 19:30 GMT]
About three hundred civilians were taken into custody in a cordon and search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Sri Lanka Police from midnight Tuesday till the dawn of Wednesday in Welikada division in Colombo district. They are currently being detained in police station and are being interrogated.

Majority of them are Tamil civilians, and residents of north and east and upcountry.

Majority of them had been employed in private trade sector.

Police sources said they were taken into custody as they failed to prove their identity with valid documents and give valid reason for their stay in the location.


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