23 Tamils arrested in Wellawatte

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 17 March 2009, 22:41 GMT]
The Bambalapitya Police in cordon and search operations conducted in Wellawatte in Colombo on Sunday night arrested 23 Tamil civilians, majority of them are residents of North, East and Central provinces. They had been staying in lodges and with their relatives at that time of arrest, police said.

Police said the suspects had failed to prove their identity by producing their national identity cards issued by the government and justify their presence in the location.

They are detained in police stations of the division and being interrogated, police said.


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