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By Jamila Najmuddin

Over 700 suspects have been detained under the emergency regulations with both the Terrorism Investigations Division (TID) and the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) continuing investigations after the emergency was extended this month, a TID source said.

The source added that although the number of arrests in the recent past had decreased, investigations were continuing.

“We have already arrested more than 700 suspects under the emergency laws up to date. Most of them were arrested during the final stages of the war,” the TID source told Daily Mirror online.

Parliament voted to extend the state of emergency across the island when it reconvened for a special session in early March.

The government said the laws were needed to contain LTTE suspects, but the opposition said they were aimed at stifling the opposition and the media. 
 

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  • Monday, 22 March 2010 11:51 AM

    Is the 700 all are real LTTE or just innercent peoples??

    Monday, 22 March 2010 07:23 AM

    As Jay says do it so that MR & Company could have a field day.

    Sunday, 21 March 2010 11:34 PM

    Yes, must all be the General's supporters.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 07:49 AM

    700 hundred journalists and HR Activists ??

    Monday, 22 March 2010 02:47 AM

    Read the news article, not just the heading. These arrests have nothing to do with election.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 02:55 AM

    There will be more after election if they get 2/3rd

    Monday, 22 March 2010 08:46 AM

    WAR IS OVER MAHINDA, Shame SRI-LANKA,

    Monday, 22 March 2010 03:23 AM

    I am sure you meant to say 4 Million !
    we are better of under british rule.

    Monday, 22 March 2010 04:00 AM

    These are just lame excuses for the government to extend the emergency law. Whither our democracy heading?

    Monday, 22 March 2010 05:11 AM

    First SF in custody now 700 civilians (suspects in gov term) these all experiment for Dictatorship in Chin Lanka

    Sunday, 21 March 2010 12:48 PM

    just arrest all 40 million people that vote aganst the MR, thats all CID need to do now.

    Sunday, 21 March 2010 01:30 PM

    700 on the paper.. the rest?

    Sunday, 21 March 2010 02:03 PM

    Perhaps Jay, they can arrest all opposition condidates and make an outright win. In fact thats what they are looking for, what 2/3 why not 10/10. Its disaster we are heading towards.

    Sunday, 21 March 2010 02:53 PM

    This department is been contracted to wipeout opposition in Sri Lanka. These guys were sleeping when real terrorism was in active.

    Sunday, 21 March 2010 03:25 PM

    Not only 700...whole country is held under emergency !

    Sunday, 21 March 2010 04:24 PM

    Good comment. Correction 4 million, not 40 million.

    Sunday, 21 March 2010 04:30 PM

    Correct

    Sunday, 21 March 2010 05:03 PM

    Arrest the Government and the problems of this country would be solved.

    Sunday, 21 March 2010 05:08 PM

    Srilanka is like an open Zoo? All the wild animals are roaming and innocent are locked-up. Oh! what a wonderful country?

    Sunday, 21 March 2010 05:23 PM

    Then war is not finish!!!! why MR say it is over.(sorry he was drung)


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