11 Tamil youths arrested in Colombo on New Year day
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 15 April 2009, 03:39 GMT]
Special Task Force (STF) commandos arrested eleven Tamil youths in a search conducted Wednesday in the suburbs of Colombo on the Tamil Sinhala New Year day, according to complaints made by the youths’ relatives to Deputy Minister P. Rathakrishnan.
The Tamil youths were taken into custody in Kalubowila, Panadura and Kalutura areas.
The relatives of the youths told the deputy minister that they were unable to contact the police authorities of the police stations where the youths are being detained, on Wednesday as it was a public holiday.
The search was conducted in Colombo city too on New Year day,