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Sri Lankan police arrest former woman rebel

[Xinhua, Tuesday, 1 September 2009 08:25 No Comment]

Sri Lanka’s police have arrested atop woman member of the defeated Tamil Tiger rebels, a local radio station reported on Tuesday.

The Sri FM radio quoted police sources as saying that the woman who had worked in the political division of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was arrested in a Colombo suburb while making plans to leave the island.

Her husband was a deceased member of the LTTE’s mortar squad, said the police.

The Sri Lankan government is on the lookout for remnants of the rebel outfit while investigating on the around 10,000 LTTE members among the nearly 300,000 internally displaced people living in government welfare camps in the north.

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