9 Tamils arrested in Gampaha

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 11 February 2009, 20:24 GMT]
Nine Tamil civilians were arrested in several cordon and search operations conducted in ten police divisions in the Gampaha district Tuesday. Nearly ten thousand residents were subjected to severe interrogation and about 1200 vehicles were searched during the operation, police sources said.

254 buses and 76 trains were stopped at Gampaha and were searched and commuters were interrogated.

Police said nine Tamils were detained for further inquiry as they failed to prove their identity and justify their presence in the location.


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