SLA arrests Moratuwa university Tamil students at checkposts

[TamilNet, Saturday, 07 June 2008, 08:36 GMT]
At least 20 Tamil students studying at the University of Moratuwa, transferred by the Sri Lankan police to Bambalapitiya, security-checked and cleared to travel to their native places after the Claymore attack that took place in the morning, were arrested by the Sri Lanka Army at Medawachchiya and at Iraddaip Periyaku'lam in Vavuniyaa Friday night. More than 30 Tamil students are detained by the Sri Lankan forces after the attack in Katubedda.

3 students were arrested at Medawachchiya and 17 at Iraddaipp Periyaku'lam.

Students from Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Jaffna, Mannaar and Ki'linochchi were advised to leave Moratuwa and to travel to their native places by the police for their safety, but were arrested on their way, relatives and fellow-students have complained to Western Province People's Front leader and parliamentarian Mano Ganesan and to Sri Lankan Deputy Minister for Vocational Training and Industrial Education, P. Rathakrishnan of the Upcountry Peoples Front (UPF).

Earlier in the day, at least 28 persons, most of them Tamils, including university students were arrested by the Sri Lankan forces. 7 females were among the students detained in the day.



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