11 Tamil civilians arrested in Mt.Lavinia

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 30 July 2008, 16:14 GMT]
Eleven Tamil civilians were taken into custody in a cordon and search operation conducted from 6:00 a.m. till 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in Mt.Lavinia area in Colombo division by the Police with the assistance of about one hundred members of the Civil Volunteer Force (CVF). Police used sniffer dogs and metal detectors to trace explosives in vehicles and in public places, sources said.

Over five hundred vehicles entering into the Colombo city were subjected to thorough search during the operation.

The search operation covered several areas including Ratmalana bus and railway stations and bus stations at Kattubedda and Mt.Lavinia, police sources said.

Police said most of the arrested had failed to prove their identity and provide valid reason for their stay in the location.


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