15 civilians arrested in Buttala still in custody

[TamilNet, Saturday, 26 January 2008, 03:12 GMT]
Fifteen civilians arrested at Buttala in Badulla district in Uva province on Wednesday evening in a combined cordon and search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Sri Lanka Police are still being detained in police stations and interrogated. Of the arrested, 12 are Tamils and three are Sinhalese youths, police said.

The youths had come to Buttala without any prior notice and failed to provide satisfactory reasons for the arrival and stay in the locations, police sources said.


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