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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2522

Sri Lanka President ordered the immediate release of Tamil detainees without any charges

Colombo, 04 December, (Asiantribune.com): Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse has instructed the Inspector General of Police to release persons detained during recent search operations, against whom there are no charges.

This follows representations made to him by Ceylon Worker's Congress Leader Minister Arumugam Thondamans who met the President with a number of relatives of the detained persons yesterday morning (3 December) at Temple Trees, the official residence of Sri Lanka President in Colombo.Relatives of several persons taken into custody on security reasons met President Mahinda Rajapakse along with the CWC leader Minister Arumaugam Thondaman at the Temple Trees (Pix Sudath Silva )Relatives of several persons taken into custody on security reasons met President Mahinda Rajapakse along with the CWC leader Minister Arumaugam Thondaman at the Temple Trees (Pix Sudath Silva )

The President who regretted any hardships caused to the persons detained, said the search operations were not directed against any person or community, but were done for the security of all.

The delegation of parents and relatives of Arrested Tamil civilians relating their grievances at the Temple Trees. (Pix Sudath Silva)The delegation of parents and relatives of Arrested Tamil civilians relating their grievances at the Temple Trees. (Pix Sudath Silva)

He underlined the necessity of the public supporting the security forces in their attempts to strengthen security. He also called for the formation of Peace Committees in the City of Colombo and elsewhere to secure security of the people.

- Asian Tribune -

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