[TamilNet, Monday, 04 October 1999, 16:49 GMT]
A woman who escaped from Police custody in Colombo two months ago was arrested today by the Police at 'Koddaimunai Paalam' (Bridge) road check in Batticaloa police sources said.
The woman, Uthayakumari Kathirkasamythamby,42, of Thaalankuda in Batticaloa had been detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).
She was arrested on a tip-off given by an unnamed woman said sources. She was produced before the Batticaloa Additional Magistrate, Mr.K.Thanchanamoorthy today.
She is expected to be taken to Colombo, police sources said.
Meanwhile a bomb was found near the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Intelligence Unit camp in Batticaloa this afternoon, army sources told TamilNet.
The device was later defused by SLA engineers around 4.45 p.m., the sources.