20 Tamil youths arrested in Badulla

[TamilNet, Friday, 20 March 2009, 10:11 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and police arrested 20 Tamil youths Friday in a joint cordon and search in Pasa’rai in Badulla district. Eleven of them were produced in Badulla District Court where they were ordered to be placed in remand prison and nine youths were released after interrogation on the intervention of Deputy Health Minister, Vadivel Suresh, sources in Badulla said.

More than a hundred Tamils were interrogated while houses were searched during the operation.

SLA and the police stopped the vehicles in the area and checked them and the passengers in them.

Similar search operations took place also in Colombo Friday.


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