80 Tamils arrested in Colombo, Kandy

[TamilNet, Friday, 28 November 2008, 17:42 GMT]
More than eighty Tamil civilians, including eight women, arrested in Colombo and Kandy in separate cordon and search operations conducted by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and police on Wednesday and Thursday are detained in respective police stations and are being interrogated.

The search operations were carried out to strengthen the security due to LTTE Hero's Day week celebrations that concluded Thursday. Majority of the arrested are residents of north east, and had been working in business establishments and staying in lodges.

 

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