7 Tamil civilians arrested in Kohuwela

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 03 April 2007, 11:01 GMT]
The Dehiwela Police and Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers arrested seven plantation Tamils including two women in a sudden cordon and search operation conducted Sunday night at Kohuwela area, a suburb of Colombo. All of the arrested are natives of Nuwara Eliya and Badulla, according to sources in Colombo.

Tamil employees of hotels and shops in the Kohuwela area were rigourously questioned before they were arrested, hotel employees subjected to the overnight harassment said.

The arrested were detained at the Kohuwela Police Crime Division and were further interrogated by Terrorism Investigation Division, Mr Allawath, Chief Inspector and Head of Crime Prevention Division, said.


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