16 Tamil youths arrested in Matale

[TamilNet, Friday, 15 May 2009, 10:45 GMT]
Sixteen Tamil youths were taken into custody in a cordon and search operation conducted by the Matale Police on Wednesday night. They are residents of Rattota and had gone to attend a funeral held in Nalanda estate in Matale district.

A police team rushed to the site on receipt of information that a group of strangers had arrived in the estate and took them into custody. They are now detained in the police station and being further interrogated.

Police said at the preliminary investigation the suspects failed to establish their identity and justify their presence in the location.

 

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