Five Tamil youths arrested by SL troops in East

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 15 November 2005, 06:51 GMT]
Sri Lankan Special Task Force (STF) soldiers arrested three Tamil youths at Paddiriuppu Bridge in Kaluwanchikudy, 24 km south of Batticaloa, and the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers arrested two Tamil youths at Black Bridge in Chenkalady, 13 km north of Batticaloa Monday. However, the Police in Eravur is yet to confirm the arrest of the two Tamil youths from Kaluwanchikudy, parents said.

Mr. S. Suresh, 28, and Mr. S. Kanthan, 21, farmers from Kaluwanchikudy, were the youths arrested by the SLA soldiers at Black Bridge, eyewitnesses told the parents of the youths.

Kaluwanchikudy police confirmed that the STF soldiers at Paddiruppu Bridge have arrested three Tamil youths and said that the STF soldiers handed over mobile phones and a vehicle used by the youths to the police.

Mr. Rojan Jeyakanthan, 33, from Kallaru, Mr. Yogarajah Rasamanikkam, 28, from Akkaraipattu and Mr. Pragasam Sathyamoorthy, 24, from Batticaloa, were the three youths arrested by the STF soldiers, Kaluwanchikudy Police said.

 

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