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27 civilians arrested in Pussellawa

[TamilNet, Saturday, 03 November 2007, 09:00 GMT]
27 civilians were taken into custody at Pussellawa, a town in the Nuwara Eliya district in the upcountry in a cordon and search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Army Saturday from 4 a.m. till 11 a.m. Majority of them are Tamils and residents of northeast province, civil sources said.

The search operation was conducted covering 18 grama niladhari divisions. Each house in the area was subjected to search. 21 persons failed to prove their identity and provide valid reason for the stay in the location, police said.

Suspects are being held in Pussellawa police station and being interrogated by the Terrorist Intelligence Division to find out their background.


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