Arrests in Colombo continue

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 19 October 1999, 09:14 GMT]
About sixty Tamils, including 5 women were arrested when the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers and Police conducted a cordon and search operation in the suburbs of Kotahena and Maradana in Colombo yesterday evening.

The operation which began around 4 p.m. went on till 7 p.m. sources said.

The security forces searched houses and lodges in the area, and checked the identity of the people the sources said.

This is the third cordon and search operation during the last week.

Sources said several of them who were arrested yesterday were arrested and released during the recent search operations.


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