14 Tamils arrested in Colombo

[TamilNet, Saturday, 22 November 2008, 16:08 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Army and police Saturday took fourteen Tamil civilians into custody in a lightning cordon and search operation conducted covering Obeyasekara area in Rajagiriya division in Colombo. The operation commenced early morning around 3:00 a.m. Majority of them arrested are residents of north and east and other upcountry Tamils and had been working several business establishments and staying lodges, according to police sources.

They are now detained in the Rajagiriya police station and being interrogated as they failed to prove their identity and justify their presence in the location, police sources said.


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