40 Tamils arrested in Colombo suburbs

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 09 January 2007, 11:28 GMT]
More than 40 Tamils were arrested Tuesday in a cordon and search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Sri Lanka Police from Monday night until morning Tuesday in areas of Minuwangoda, Negombo, Wattala and Gampaha in the western province following the explosion in Wattala Monday morning of a transformer supplying electricity to the area.

The combined search operation was carried out in areas close to several transformers.

Police sources said the transmitter explosion was an act of sabotage.

 

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