28 Tamils arrested over Horton Place bus bomb blast

[TamilNet, Thursday, 18 September 2008, 16:53 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Cinnamon Gardens police in Colombo arrested 28 Tamil civilians including a woman in a joint cordon and search operation conducted in several areas in Colombo city from Tuesday evening till Wednesday morning. The arrests were made in connection with the Horton Place bus bomb explosion Tuesday and the arrestees are detained and being interrogated in Cinnamon Garden police station, police sources said.

Most of the arrestees are natives of Jaffna district who had been staying in lodges, engaged in activities related to travel abroad.

The police said they would be produced in court once the interrogation is completed. Meanwhile the Inspector General of Police has appointed five police teams to conduct intensive investigation into the Horton Place bus bomb blast, the sources added.

 

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