12 upcountry Tamils arrested in Matale

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 09 September 2008, 15:31 GMT]
Twelve Tamil youths who are residents of upcountry were arrested in a cordon and search operation conducted at Naula in Matale police division from Sunday evening till Monday. They are being detained in Naula police station for further inquiry, according to the Police.

Meanwhile, civil sources said that more than hundred vehicles were subjected to search during the operation.

Hundreds of Tamil civilians taken in for questioning were later released. But, 12 were detained as they 'failed to provide satisfactory reason for their stay in the location,' police said.

 

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