SLA arrests 10 Tamils, 5 Sinhalese in Chilaw
[TamilNet, Sunday, 01 February 2009, 16:42 GMT]
Ten Tamils and five Sinhalese were taken into custody in a cordon and search operation conducted in Chilaw town Saturday by the Sri Lanka Army and police on receipt of information that some strangers had infiltrated. Houses, shops lodges and boarding houses were subjected to careful search, police sources said.
All arrestd have benn staying in lodges. Police said they obtained vital information about terrorist activity in Chilaw town from the suspects during the preliminary inquiry. The arrested are being held in the Chilaw police station for further inquiry by the Terrorist Intelligence Division of the Police, sources said.
Meanwhile, the Attorney General has informed the Supreme Court that action is being taken to file indictments against 21 Sinhalese suspects out of 24 who are now in remand under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). The AG has further stated that adequate evidence is available charge the suspects for association with the LTTE.
Other three Sinhalese suspects are to be released as there was no evidence to implicate them with the terrorism activity, legal sources said.