76 Tamils arrested in Colombo

[TamilNet, Monday, 28 August 2006, 05:27 GMT]
Seventy-six Tamils, including 8 women were arrested during a combined search operation by Sri Lankan Military troopers and Police in Colombo and its suburbs, Sunday. Road blocks were put up on main roads leading to Colombo centre and all vehicles were throughly checked, police said.

According to the police, 68 men and 8 women were arrested during the search operation conducted in Borella, Kotahena Bambalapitiya, Kollupitya and Wellawatte police divisions, between noon and midnight.

The arrested are being interrogated at different police stations in Colombo, they said.


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