Eight Tamils arrested in city

[TamilNet, Monday, 01 May 2000, 07:13 GMT]
Eight Tamil youth, including two girls, were arrested in Colombo Saturday night. The boys and girls were taken into custody by the Sri Lankan Police during a search conducted in several lodges in the suburb of Bambalapitiya.

The eight youth are from various parts of the island's northern and eastern provinces Police sources said.

They claimed that the youth were arrested because they did not have any valid reasons for their presence in Colombo.

They are now being interrogated in detention at the Bambalapitiya Police station.


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