5 Tamil civilians arrested in Badulla

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 10 September 2008, 13:27 GMT]
Badulla police took into custody seven persons including five Tamil civilians, all of them upcountry residents, in a cordon and search operation conducted from Monday evening till Tuesday dawn. They are being detained in Badulla police station as they have failed to prove their identity, Badulla police said.

One of the seven arrested is a deserter from Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) who was avoiding arrest.

He would be handed over to SLN authorities who will be taking legal action against him, the police said.

The other detainees will be produced in the court once the investigation is completed.

 

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