19 Tamils arrested in Wattegama

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 26 November 2008, 13:20 GMT]
Nineteen Tamil civilians including six women were taken into custody by the Sri Lanka police in a cordon and search operation conducted in Wattegama town in Kandy district in the central province on Tuesday, sources in Kandy said. The arrested are being held in Wattegama police station and are being interrogated.

Most of the arrested are residents of north and east, and had been employed in business establishments and eating houses. Some are upcountry Tamils.

Police said the arrested failed to prove their identity and justify their reason for stay in Wattegama.


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