Special search operations conducted in Wellawatte

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 25 August 2009, 19:24 GMT]
Wellawatte, where Tamils are living in majority in Colombo was subjected to search operations from morning till evening Tuesday following reports that the police had seized suicide kits and explosives from a place. Special Task Force (STF) personnel were deployed in every nook and corner of Wellawatte.

Several Tamil civilians in Wellawatte were stopped on roads and lanes when they were leaving for work or marketing by STF personnel and subjected them to thorough interrogations.

However at that time of writing this news, no reports revealed about the arrest of civilians.Security in other parts of Colombo city has also been beefed up since the report that the security forces had thwarted an alleged attempt on the life of Defence Secretary Gothabaya Rajapakse.

 

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