More Colombo detentions

[TamilNet, Friday, 09 July 1999, 10:20 GMT]
Twenty-four people, including two women were detained by the Sri Lankan Police during a search operation in Wellawatta, a suburb of Colombo, yesterday evening said Deputy Inspector General of Police, T.N.De Silva.

25 policemen and four sniffer dogs were involved in the search operation which lasted for nearly three and a half hours.

287 vehicles were also searched during the operation, said police.

The detainees are being interrogated at the Wellawatta police station said OIC W.Wickremaratne.

Earlier, 30 Tamils were detained by Sri Lankan security forces during a search operation at Colombo's Fort Railway station.

Also on Wednesday, 37 persons were detained during a search operation at the same station.


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