14 Tamils arrested in hill country

[TamilNet, Monday, 15 January 2001, 17:26 GMT]
Fourteen Tamil youths were arrested on suspicion by Sri Lankan police during a search operation in the hill town of Bandarawela on Monday. Five of the arrested are young women, sources said.

Police sources said the arrested were suspected members of the Liberation Tigers who had been providing arms training to Tamil youths in the central plantation area.

They were produced before the Bandarawela magistrate today. The judge ordered the police to submit medical reports of the arrested youths before Wednesday.

TamilNet sources said some of the arrested were employed at shops in the town while the remaining were living in lodges looking for jobs.

 

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