Ten youths arrested at Nittambuwa

[TamilNet, Monday, 21 April 2008, 10:58 GMT]
Sri Lanka police took into custody ten youths including three Tamils, six Sinhalese, and one Muslim in a cordon and search operation conducted in Nittambuwa from dawn to dusk on Saturday. All of the arrested were from other districts and had been staying in Nittambuwa seeking employment, reports said.

Nittambuwa is located along Colombo-Kandy road in Attanagala electorate in western province.

Police said the youths were arrested as they failed to prove their identity and provide satisfactory reason for their stay in the location.

Every house and shop in the area was checked by the police during the operation, sources said.

 

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