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45 former LTTE cadres arrested by TID

Sri Lanka’s Terrorist Investigation Division arrested 45 former LTTE cadres, it was announced on Wednesday.

The arrests occurred as part of search operations in Jaffna reported Sri Lanka’s police.
Superintendent Prishantha Jayakodi stated that,

“They were arrested as a result of operations carried out over the last month,”

The arrests comes as part of an increased clampdown on Jaffna,  which has seen students from Jaffna University amongst those detained by Sri Lanka’s Terrorist Investigation Division.

Earlier this month there was a further spate of arrests of former cadres, with over 40 reported to have been abducted within a week. See the report from TamilNet here.

 

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