Police arrest Udappu residents in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Friday, 05 March 2010, 09:11 GMT]
Sri Lanka Police Thursday claimed that they had taken into custody twenty-five persons at Naavaladi in Batticaloa in an attempt to flee by boat to seek asylum in a foreign country, probably Australia. Twenty Tamils and five Sinhalese were in the group.

All are residents of Udappu in Chilaw district in the north western province, police spokesman told media.

He added that all were arrested while staying in a house at Naavaladi with rations and other materials, on receipt of information that they were planning flee by boat seeking asylum elsewhere.

 

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