Five refugees arrested

[TamilNet, Friday, 13 August 1999, 19:48 GMT]
Five people were arrested from the Pesaalai refugee camp in Mannar this morning around 10 a.m., during a combined cordon and search operation by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and military trained Police.

The SLA and police thoroughly searched the huts in the camp and refugees were interrogated, sources said.

The camps' youths were brought to a public place and the five who were identified by masked spotters were arrested and taken to the SLA camp, the sources said.

The reasons for their arrest are not known.

Three of the arrested refugees are from the Vidaththalthivu area while the other two are from Kilinochchi, the sources said.

 

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