11 Tamil civilians arrested in Gampaha

[TamilNet, Thursday, 20 November 2008, 17:24 GMT]
The Sri Lankan police assisted by home guards began a dusk to dawn cordon and search operation in Gampaha town on Wednesday, concluding the operation on Thursday arresting 37 persons. Of them eleven were Tamils working in commercial establishments and other institutions. Majority of them were from of north, east and upcountry. About ten thousand persons were subjected to interrogation and about one thousand vehicles were also searched during the operation, civil sources said.

Tamils are being detained in police station and being interrogated.

Police said they were arrested as they failed to 'justify their stay in the location'.

Others arrested were avoiding court warrants in criminal cases. They were produced in court Thursday and remanded, the police said.


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