Police confirm arrest of two Tamil youths in Batticaloa
[TamilNet, Sunday, 19 December 2010, 17:22 GMT]
Batticaloa Police said the two brothers, Perinparasa Thavaseelan, 20, and Perinparasa Thirukeswaran, 38, taken into custody by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers on Saturday afternoon around 12:30 pm on an allegation that they had hidden weapons in their land at Ma'nippuram-Katpaanaikulam in Aayithimalai Police Division are now detained in Earaa’voor Police Station. Thavaseelan was arrested while he was staying in his house and his brother Thirukeswaran while returning home after handing over milk to the Ilupaiyadichchenai milk collecting centre the same day at Keluthimadu village.
Thavaseelan has been doing rain fed cultivation as he had been unemployed although he underwent training in driving heavy vehicle under the World Bank reawakening project.
About ten soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army went in an army jeep and motor bicycles took both brothers into custody in two separate incidents the same day, according to their relatives.
Earaa’voor Police Saturday night after 9.30 pm confirmed that both brothers now under detention in the police station and would be produced in court on Monday.