15 Tamils from Batticaloa, Ampaa’rai arrested in Colombo
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 02 July 2008, 13:07 GMT]
Kurunthuwathe police arrested nine Tamils from Batticaloa and six from Ampaa’rai districts Tuesday around 7:30 a.m at Narahenpitya in Colombo when they were on their way to appear for an interview examination for clerical service appointment, according to information given by one of the arrested. They were released after interrogation Wednesday afternoon.
All the 15 Tamils had arrived in Colombo Monday night.
Nine of the arrested, including Arumugam Lavan, are from Kadatkaraiveethi, Cheddippaa’laiyam in Batticaloa, and six from Akkaraippattu in Ampaa’rai.
The arrested persons are being detained in Kurunthuwathe police station.
The arrested were prevented from attending the interview for which they had traveled from the Eastern Province.