3 Jaffna youths arrested in Chilaw

[TamilNet, Monday, 05 March 2007, 22:29 GMT]
Three Tamil youths, natives of Jaffna district, were arrested Saturday night in a house located close to Chilaw town in northwestern province. One youth had arrived from abroad few days ago and the other two have been staying in the area for the last two years renting the house.

The Chilaw Police said they arrested the youths on receipt of information from local residents. They also recovered laptop and cell phones from the youths. Investigations have started to ascertain whether the youths had been involved in terrorist activities, police said.

Meanwhile, nine other civilians including Tamils were arrested Sunday morning in cordon and search operations conducted in Kalutara and Matugama police divisions in the south. They are being detained in police stations and being interrogated, police said.

 

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