97 Tamils arrested in Colombo suburbs

[TamilNet, Thursday, 27 April 2006, 01:48 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers and Police arrested 97 Tamils from residences in Colombo suburbs of Bambalapitiya, Collpetty, Dehiwela and others Wednesday night through Thursday morning, and have detained them in Police stations across Colombo, said Deputy Inspector General of Police, Poojitha Jeyasundara. The security forces and police conducted thorough search of several residences and lodges, sources said.

Meanwhile, SLA soldiers arrested Ms Bhavani Balasubramaniam, 47, a medical doctor from Jaffna, at the Colombo National Hospital Wednesday morning, security sources said. She arrived Tuesday in Colombo on a work related visit to the Colombo hospital, according to sources.

Also, Sri Lanka Police arrested the owner of a lodge from Dam Street Colombo Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of harboring the bomber responsible for the explosion at the Colombo Military Hospital where Lt.Col.Sarath Fonseka was seriously injured Tuesday.

 

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