SLA arrests sixteen Tamil civilians in Eastern provinces

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 23 June 2010, 04:15 GMT]
At least sixteen persons were taken into custody by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) from the districts of Ampaa’rai and Batticaloa until last week and held in detention on reports that they possessed cell phones with photographs of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader V. Pirabakarna and video films related to LTTE, civil sources said.

Atrocities of SLA are common in Paduvaankarai and other areas in the Batticaloa district since 2006 after it was claimed that the district was no longer under army control.

SLA is intensifying its activities such as patrolling and taking persons into custody on suspicion claiming that some movement of LTTE is reported to be taking place in the two districts, sources said.

 

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