About seven hundred civilians are being detained by the Terrorism Investigations Division (TID) and the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Sri Lanka Police under the Emergency Regulations, Colombo media reported quoting TID sources. Most of the detainees were arrested during the last months of the war. The State of Emergency was extended by the dissolved parliament during the first week of this month.
Meanwhile, the dissolved parliament is due to be reconvened on April 6 to extend the State of Emergency for another month.
The new parliament to be elected on April 8 is scheduled to hold its first sitting on April 22, sources said.