11 civilians arrested in Gampaha

[TamilNet, Thursday, 31 July 2008, 15:24 GMT]
Eleven civilians including two Tamils and a Muslim were taken into custody in a cordon and search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in the Gampaha town on Wednesday. Police said they are being detained in the police station as they failed to prove their identity.

Civil sources said all arrested had come from other districts and had been working in business establishments.

Meanwhile passengers traveling in coastal train service along south of the country are being subjected to frequent checks by Sri Lanka armed forces to prevent strange entering the Colombo city.


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