Twenty youths arrested in round up
[TamilNet, Friday, 06 August 1999, 23:17 GMT]
Twenty Tamil youths were arrested by the Sri Lankan Army in a cordon and search operation conducted on Wednesday night in the Nilaveli- Gopalapuram area, 10 km of north of Trincomalee, residents said.
Sixteen of the youths were released after being interrogated while four are still being held.
The Sri Lankan army said that they conducted the sudden cordon and search operation consequent to several attacks by the Liberation Tigers on the army camp at Kuchchaveli recently, killing five soldiers and wounding five.
The Kuchchaveli army camp is 15 km off north of Nilaveli. There is an army camp at Nilaveli too.