7 upcountry Tamil youths arrested in Kandy
[TamilNet, Thursday, 12 February 2009, 19:49 GMT]
Seven Tamil youths were arrested in cordon and search operation
conducted in Kandy town Tuesday by the Sri Lanka Police, sources in
Kandy said. The operation was
conducted by the Kandy police to ensure protection of Sri Lanka's President
Mahinda Rajapakse who was scheduled to address a provincial council
election meeting in Getambe in Kandy district the same evening.
The arrested are residents of Hatton, Hewaheta, Thigana and Kandy.
Police said they were taken in for questioning as their behavior in the busy bazaar area created suspicion and also they failed to prove their identity and justify their presence in the location.
The arrested are being detained in the Kandy police station and are being interrogated, police sources said.