32 Tamil civilians arrested in Uddappu, Moneragala

[TamilNet, Thursday, 29 November 2007, 14:06 GMT]
Twenty Tamil residents of Uddapu village in Puththa'lam district in the north western province and 12 Tamil civilians in Moneragala town in the north central province were taken into custody in two separate combined cordon and search operations conducted by the Sri Lanka Army and Police since Monday evening. Uddapu is a traditional Tamil village. Moneragala is a Sinhala village.

The Terrorist Intelligence Division at Puththa'lam police station was interrogating the 20 Tamil civilians arrested in Udappu.

Meanwhile, 12 Tamil civilians were detained at Moneragala police station for interrogations.

Police said they had been arrested as they failed to prove their identity and provide valid reasons for their stay in the location.

 

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