SLA arrests 25 Tamil youths in Ea’raavoor

[TamilNet, Friday, 29 February 2008, 13:20 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) arrested twenty five Tamil youths in Tha’lavaai coastal jungle area in Ea’ravoor police division in Batticaloa district in a cordon and search conducted Thursday evening in the area. The arrestees have been handed over to Ea’raavoor police Friday morning, sources in Ea’raavoor said.

The arrested youths, residents of Tha’lavaai and Aiyangkea’ni villages, had gone wild boar hunting in the said jungle, armed with steel wires and knives.

Ea’raavoor police said the detained youths are being interrogated.

Tha’lavaai is located 17 km northeast of Batticaloa town.

 

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