6 Tamils detained in Dambulla, 3 remanded, 29 released

[TamilNet, Saturday, 10 March 2007, 00:38 GMT]
Of the 38 civilians arrested in Dambulla and its suburbs in north central province Thursday, six civilians, all Tamils have been detained in police station for further investigation. Three were produced in Dambulla magistrate court Friday and remanded, legal sources in Colombo said.

29 have been released Friday after interrogation, police said.

Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan forces Friday afternoon conducted special cordon and search operations in Goonesingapura, Colombo central and Galle Road in Colombo city.

Police said the search was conducted with the aid of sniffer dogs on a tip off that two-wanted man by the security forces were seen in the area. Police said they did not arrest anyone during the operation.

In the meantime, all vehicles passing through Bentota, Ambalantota and Jintota in the southern province were subjected to severe search Friday morning till evening by the Sri Lankan forces.


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