12 Tamil civilians arrested in Katunayake

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 17 December 2008, 15:33 GMT]
Twelve Tamil civilians including five women were taken into custody in cordon and search operations conducted in the security zone of the Katunayake international airport on Monday night. Several houses and lodges were searched during the operation, police said.

Majority of the arrested are residents from other districts including north and east and upcountry areas and had been working in garment factories.

Police said they were held as they failed to register their presence in the location with the respective police stations.

 

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