9 people arrested

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 30 December 1997, 23:59 GMT]
A special Sri Lankan Police investigation team took nine persons into custody today from Kaluwanchikudy and Kattankudy in Batticaloa in connection with the vehicle bomb blast in Galle on Sunday. Five of the arrested persons were women said Police sources in Batticaloa. The nine persons have been taken to Colombo they said.

A Sinhala businessman from Aranayaka near Gampola in the central province was also taken into custody in connection with the blast.

Five Tamils including a 68 year old man from Pt. Pedro (Velayutham Pillai) and a woman were arrested yesterday in Galle during a search operation.


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