5 Tamil youths arrested in Colombo

[TamilNet, Monday, 16 March 2009, 06:32 GMT]
Sri Lanka police took into custody Monday five Tamil youths who were walking along the streets in Colombo Fort and Petta areas, relatives of the youths said. Many Tamils on the streets were checked and interrogated by the police who also checked their vehicles, in this operation.

Meanwhile, similar police checking was conducted Monday in the outskirts of Colombo city like Wattala and Negombo.

Searches and checking have escalated in and around Colombo in recent times.


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