16 Tamil youths arrested in the suburbs of Colombo

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 21 April 2009, 15:37 GMT]
Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) and police took into custody Tuesday morning sixteen Tamil youths in searches conducted in the streets of Negombo and Minuwangoda, according to complaints made to Deputy Minister, P. Rathakrishnan by the youths' relatives.

The arrested youths are being detained in Negombo and Minuwangoda police stations.

Many Tamils were subjected to interrogation during the search.

Meanwhile, police conducted similar search operations in Seethuwa and Katunayake areas in the suburbs of Colombo, in which many Tamils travelling in vehicles were stopped for checks and interrogation, sources in Colombo said.

 

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