SLN arrests two Tamil youths in Talaimannar

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 12 October 2005, 17:26 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) Tuesday morning arrested two Tamil youths Mr.Yogarajah Prince Ruchinik (22) of Palaly, Jaffna and Mr.Sivapatham Shankar (26) of Sivan Kovil Road, Chavakachcheri when they were seen in a coconut estate in Talaimannar. The youths had told the SLN personnel that they had left Rameswaram in South India by boat and landed in Talaimannar coast on Monday night. The SLN handed over the youths to the Mannar Police for further investigation.

The Mannar Police Wednesday produced these youths in Magistrate Court.

The Police moved for remand for these two suspects for further investigation to ensure whether they arrived in Talaimannar from South India by boat or not.

The Magistrate Mr.N.M.M.Abdullah accordingly ordered remand for the suspects till October 25th, legal sources said.

According to statements by suspects, Mr.Yogarajah Prince Ruchinik had gone to India in 2004 and Mr.Sivapatham Shankar in 2001. They had been staying in South India as refugees, sources said.

 

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