12 Tamil youths arrested in upcountry

[TamilNet, Thursday, 02 April 2009, 17:14 GMT]
Sri Lanka police took into custody twelve Tamil youths in Nuwereliya, Bogawanthalawa, Aniwathe in Kandy where Tamils live predominantly in a cordon and search operation conducted Thursday evening, police sources said. Many more were arrested but were released after interrogation.

The cordon and search took place around particular streets in which the police stopped the vehicles and checked them and the passengers.

People walking along these streets were also taken into custody and the twelve youths arrested are among them, the youth’s relatives said.

 

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