49 Tamil youths arrested in Kalutara, Chilaw

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 10 January 2007, 19:39 GMT]
Forty-nine Tamil youths were taken into custody in two cordon and search operations separately conducted by the combined State security forces in the western and northwestern provinces Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

31 Tamils were arrested in Kalutara and Bandaragama areas in the western provinces. The youths are residents of Kankesanthurai, Akkaraipattu and Bogantalawa, and were working in jewellery shops in Kalutara and Bandaragama.

Meanwhile, 18 Tamil youths majority of them residents of Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Jaffna were arrested in Uddapu, a Tamil village in Chilaw district in northwestern province in a cordon and search operation conducted from 3 a.m. till afternoon Wednesday.

All Tamil youths are being interrogated


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