18 Tamil youths arrested in outskirts of Colombo

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 10 March 2009, 12:30 GMT]
Sri Lanka police and home guards arrested eighteen Tamil youths in a joint search conducted Monday in Panadura, Pandura Nalloor, Kalutura and Minuwangoda areas in the outskirts of Colombo, according to complaints made to Deputy Minister P. Rathakrishnan by the relatives of the arrested youths. Five of the youths arrested are from Jaffna and the rest are from upcountry, Panadura police said.

Hundreds of Tamils were interrogated during the above search operation.

Sinhalese people were also subjected to interrogation during the search.


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