SLA arrests 10 youths in Mannar

[TamilNet, Friday, 06 January 2006, 18:22 GMT]
Ten youths, nine tamils and a muslim, were arrested in Uppukulam, in the northwestern district of Mannar during a joint house-to-house search by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and police, Friday. The operation began around 6.30 a.m. and lasted till noon, sources said.

The arrested were interrogated by the SLA troops and were later handed over to the police.

Every house in Uppukulam was searched during the operation, villagers said.

Uppukulam is about 2 km. off Mannar town.


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