Police arrest 3 Tamils in Colombo

[TamilNet, Friday, 06 March 2009, 10:19 GMT]
Police arrested three Tamils including two women Wednesday in a house at Athurugiruya in Colombo district suspected to be supporters of Liberation Tigers, according to police spokesman Ranjit Gunasekara. The three arrested are being detained in the police station and interrogated by the Terrorist Intelligence Division of Sri Lanka police.

The police rushed to the said house in Athurugiriya on receiving a tip about the presence of the three arrested Tamils.

The owner of the house is a foreigner who is married to a Tamil woman, a native of Eastern Province, according to preliminary inquiry held by the police.

Defence Ministry has served detention orders on the suspects under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).


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