Police, homeguards detain 9 Tamils in Colombo
[TamilNet, Saturday, 06 September 2008, 11:34 GMT]
Nine Tamil civilians, including two women, were taken into custody Friday morning in a cordon and search operation conducted in Wellawatte area in Colombo district. The operation commenced Thursday evening and concluded Friday morning, sources said.
Several lodges were searched by the police party with the assistance of Civil Volunteer Force to find out any stranger had been staying.
Many residences of Tamils also came under search. Several persons were taken in for questioning.
Only nine were arrested as they failed to prove their identity and provide satisfactory reason for their stay in the location.
They were being detained in the police for further questioning.