SL Police arrests 30 Tamil youths in Puttalam
[TamilNet, Saturday, 07 January 2006, 06:25 GMT]
More than 100 police officers cordoned and searched Puttalam Town area Friday between 7 to 9 p.m. and arrested 30 Tamils including two women, sources in Puttalam said. Arrested youths are being detained in Puttalam Police station.
Puttalam Superintendent of Police (SP) Roshan Fernando said that seven arrested have no documents and they have not presented valid reason to be in Puttalam.
The names released by the Puttalam Police of those did not have valid identification are:
- Ms Thayanithy Tharmalingam, Sivasuntharam Road Vaddakachchi, Kilinochchi,
- Ms Kunam Jaliny, Kachchan Road Vaddakachi Kilinochchi,
- Muthaya Yogarajan, Trincomalee
- Sriranjan Kapilaraj, Kanthar Odai, Chunnakam,
- Eilankainathan Tharshan, Kondavil, Nallur,
- Govintharaja Satheeskumar, Mankulam, Mullaithivu,
- Kunasingam Srisuntharam, Hill Road, Bambalapitia, Colombo
The other 23 detainees are to be produced in Puttalam courts Saturday evening and are expected to be released.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Army, Navy and Police are conducting sudden checks in lodges, hotels and suspected houses in Colombo city, reports from Colombo said.