Eleven Tamil civilians arrested in Kohuwela

[TamilNet, Saturday, 31 March 2007, 10:55 GMT]
The Dehiwala Police took eleven Tamil civilians including two women into custody in a sudden cordon and search operation conducted Friday night at Kohuwela area, a suburb of Colombo. All of the arrested are natives of NorthEast, and had been staying with relatives and friends, sources said.

They are being detained in police station and being questioned to find out the reason for their stay in Kohuwela, police sources said.

Government security forces have conducted several cordon and search operations in Colombo and its suburbs following the air strike by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) last week on Katunayake military air base.


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