15 Tamils arrested in Ratnapura

[TamilNet, Friday, 28 November 2008, 05:45 GMT]
The Ratnapura police assisted by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and home guards took into custody about fifteen Tamil civilians in a cordon and search operations conducted in the Ratnapura town on Wednesday early morning till midnight

All shops and houses were searched during the operation to identify strangers to the area.

Adults and children were also interrogated during the operation. The SLA checked family cards of occupants.

Those failed to prove their identity were taken in for further questioning. The arrested are being held in the Ratnapura police station.


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