15 Tamil youths arrested at Katunayake airport

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 28 January 2009, 20:30 GMT]
Fifteen Tamil youths were arrested by the police and Sri Lanka Army (SLA) during cordon and search operations conducted in the Katunayake international airport on Monday and Tuesday. They have been handed over to the Prevention of Terrorism Unit of the Police for further interrogation, police sources said.

Police said arrested were suspected to be members of the LTTE and attempting to flee from the country.

The youths arrested had passports to fly to Middle East countries and Malaysia, police sources said.


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