17 Tamils arrested in Puttalam

[TamilNet, Friday, 28 September 2007, 08:22 GMT]
Seventeen Tamil civilians were taken into custody in a cordon and search operation conducted in Puttalam town in the northwestern province from around 3 a.m. till about 9 a.m. Friday by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Police. All the detainees are residents of north and east provinces, sources said.

Police said the suspects are being detained in police station and interrogated by the Terrorist Intelligence Division (TID) and that failed to prove their identity and give valid reason for their stay in the location.


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