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13 upcountry Tamil youths arrested in Dankotuwa

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 February 2007, 12:01 GMT]
Thirteen upcountry Tamil youths were arrested Monday evening in Dankotuwa, 40 km northeast of Colombo, in the northwestern province, in a cordon and search operation by the Sri Lankan forces.

Although Police allege the detainees were taken into custody as they failed to produce their identity and reasons for their stay in the area, the relatives said they were employed in Dankotuwa and that they have submitted legal documents to prove their identity.

The arrested are being held in police station and being interrogated, according to the police.



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