Published 12:02 GMT
At least another 7 young Tamils were arrested by the Terrorism Investigation Department in Jaffna on Tuesday afternoon, reported the Uthayan newspaper, citing officials at the Human Rights Commission.
According to the paper, whilst 7 complaints were lodged by families of the arrested, the actual figure of arrests could be as high as ten. Uthayan went on to report that 5 Tamils were arrested by police in Koppay and 2 by police in Chavahavcheri under the PTA legislation, and remanded in custody before being moved to Colombo for questioning by the TID.
All seven Tamils are reported to be originally from the Vanni.