Seven Tamil civilians arrested in Vavuniya

[TamilNet, Thursday, 31 August 2006, 10:00 GMT]
Seven Tamil civilians were arrested Wednesday night during a combined cordon and search operation by SLA troops and Police along Vavuniya-Horowopottana road following the killing of a home guard by unidentified persons. The home guard was shot dead Wednesday evening.

All the seven Tamil civilians were handed over to the Vavuniya Police for further interrogation. One Tamil civilian was released from the police custody Thursday morning and the rest would be released on being produced in Vavuniya magistrate's court, Wanni district parliamentarian Mr.Kishore Sivanathan said quoting Vavuniya police sources.

The arrested persons have been staying in welfare centres located in Vavuniya town and they were taken into custody while returning from their worksites.


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