5 Tamil youths arrested in Tangalle

[TamilNet, Saturday, 28 March 2009, 15:27 GMT]
Tangalle police in Hambantota district in the south arrested five Tamil youths Wednesday early morning in a house owned by a Sinhalese at Walsmulla-Kohulana area. The owner was also taken into custody for renting out his house to strangers, the police said. Three Tamil youths had fled from the house when the police raided the house.

The youths were taken into custody on a tip that they were suspected to be involved in terrorist activities in the south.

The suspects are reported to be from Haputale area, staying in Tangalle in search of employment.

 

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