18 Tamil workers arrested in Haputale

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 08 April 2008, 14:21 GMT]
Eighteen upcountry Tamil workers including a woman of Haputale were arrested on Monday by the police when they were going for work to Porawantha estate. 17 of them are residents of Thangamalai estate and one is from Viharagale estate. The police stopped them at a check point located at Hinnarangolla and took them into custody although they produced their government national identity cards, media sources said.

The arrested persons are between the age 25 and 30.

They are being detained at Haputale police station and are being interrogated.

 

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