Police arrests 56 Tamils in Colombo
[TamilNet, Thursday, 11 September 2008, 09:40 GMT]
Sri Lanka Police in the city of Colombo arrested fifty-six Tamils in two separate cordon and search operations conducted from Wednesday evening till Thursday dawn in Mt.Lavinia and Dam street in Colombo. Thirty-two were arrested in Mt.Lavinia and twenty-four in Dam Street in Colombo, sources in Colombo said.
The Police, with the assistance of home guards, conducted the operations following the explosion that took place along the rail track in De Saram Mawatte in Mt.Lavinia Wednesday night around 7.30 p.m.
Mt.lavinina arrested are residents of north, east and upcountry, and are employed in shops and other institutions, while some have been staying with their relatives to go abroad.
Those arrested in Dam Street search operation are natives of Koapaay in Jaffna district, E'raavoor in Batticaloa district, and Trincomalee district. Some were employed in business establishments.
All arrested are being held in detention in the respective police stations and are being interrogated by the Terrorist Intelligence Division.