48 Tamils arrested in Wellampitya

[TamilNet, Saturday, 06 October 2007, 16:12 GMT]
Forty-eight Tamil civilians were arrested in a combined cordon and search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and police at Wellampitya, a town in Colombo district, from morning till noon Saturday. The Terrist Intelligence Division (TID) is interrogating those arrested at the Wellampitya police station, sources said.

The were taken into custody as they failed to prove their identity and provide valid reason for their stay in the locations, police said.

All arrested have been staying with their relatives and friends at that time of arrest.

Some of the arrested have been working in business establishments, sources said.


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