2 Tamil youths arrested in Tangalle
[TamilNet, Friday, 17 April 2009, 18:04 GMT]
Tangalle police rushed Tuesday early morning to Polomaaruwa, a suburb of Tangalle town, on a tip off that some strangers were seen moving in the jungle area in the night and took two Tamil youths into custody in a search operation, sources in Tangalle said. The police declined to reveal whether the arrested youths were from North, East or Upcountry.
The place where the youths were arrested is located about two miles from the residence of President Mahinda Rajapakse, the sources said.
The president spent his Sinhala New Year in his Tangalle residence, the sources added.
Some youths who were sighted with the arrestees had fled away, the police said.