5 civilians arrested in Wellawatte

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 11 March 2008, 03:10 GMT]
Five civilians, all said to be Tamils, were arrested Monday in Wellawatte area in Colombo city in a cordon and search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and police immediately after the time bomb explosion that took place near Roxy Theatre Monday morning around 7 a.m., media sources said quoting Wellawatte police sources.

Police sources further said that the suspects are being detained in the Wellawatte police station and being subjected to interrogation by the Terrorist Intelligence Division (TID).

About forty civilians were taken in for questioning, and all except five were released.


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