10 Jaffna Tamil youths arrested in Chilaapam
[TamilNet, Monday, 30 June 2008, 15:51 GMT]
Ten Tamil youths were taken into custody by the police in a cordon and search operation conducted covering two fishing hamlets Aluthwatte and Yampuwatte located in the Chilaapam (Chilaw) police division from morning till evening on Sunday. They are being detained in the police station and subjected to interrogation, police said.
Preliminary inquiry conducted by the police is reported to have revealed that these youths had arrived in Chilaapam from several parts of the Jaffna district for fishing.
Tamils and Sinhalese have been engaged in fishing in these villages.