SLA arrests several Tamils in Mt. Lavinia

[TamilNet, Saturday, 23 February 2008, 16:07 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and police launched a combined cordon and search operation Saturday in Mount Lavinia and surroundings in Colombo, and took several persons for questioning following the bus explosion that took place in the morning. Majority of the arrested are said to be Tamil civilians working shops and other offices in the locality, media sources said.

Meanwhile, the closure of the Galle Road for traffic soon after the bus bomb explosion was lifted after the search operation.

The flow of traffic along Galle Road has come to normalcy thereafter, media sources said



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