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Police in North-East registering Muslim resident details

Sri Lankan police, including Special Task Force (STF) personnel are registering details about Muslims living and working in areas of the North-East according to local reports.

STF personnel were gathering information about Muslims in Point Pedro from the divisional secretariat as well as the local mosque.

Police were also visiting mosques in Jaffna town, as well as in and around Mullaitivu town, and asking for details on worshippers, mosque administrators said.

Meanwhile a roundup in Kathankudy, Batticaloa and search operations in Akkaraipatru and Ninthavur in Amparai, Kilinochchi and Jaffna had led to several arrests.