56 girls arrested at Galkissa

[TamilNet, Friday, 02 November 2007, 17:45 GMT]
56 girls, majority of them Tamils, were taken into custody in a combined cordon and search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Friday morning till noon at Galkissa, a town in the Colombo district. Majority of them are residents of northeast province. Some of them are working in businesses establishments, civil sources said.

They were handed over to the Galkissa police for further interrogation by the government security forces as they failed to prove their identity and the reason for their stay in the location, police said.

The suspects are now being detained in the Galkissa police station and being subjected to interrogation by the Terrorist Intelligence Division of the Sri Lanka Police.


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