SL Police arrests 10 Tamils in Colombo, 8 in Kandy
[TamilNet, Sunday, 04 January 2009, 12:51 GMT]
Sri Lanka police took ten Tamils into custody Sunday morning in cordon and search operations conducted around Fort, Aattupattitheru, and Valaithoddam in Colombo city, sources in Colombo said. The operation was conducted on information received by the police after the explosion at Bankshall Street Saturday afternoon that injured three persons.
The arrested are being detained in police stations and are being interrogated by the Terrorist Intelligence Division (TID) of Sri Lanka Police.
Meanwhile, eight Tamil civilians were arrested at Udapusselawa in Kandy district .
Police said they were being interrogated as they failed to prove their identity and justify their presence in the location.