44 Tamils arrested in Colombo

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 10 January 2007, 22:26 GMT]
Forty four Tamils were arrested in a sudden cordon and search operation conducted jointly by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers and Police personnel in Mount Lavinia, Colombo, from Tuesday night 10:00 pm until Wednesday early morning 4:00 a.m, sources in Colombo said. Most of the arrested were from NorthEast and Hill country areas. More than 100 security personnel were involved in this operation.

The SLA and Police took into custody those who recently started residing in Mount Lavinia, and those unable to establish their identity, sources in Colombo said.

Meanwhile, another search operation was conducted in Mattakuliya with the assistance of Mutuwal police, where all buses parked at the Mattakuliya bus terminal were searched, Mattakuliya police said. Details of arrests made have not been released.


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