03 May 2015
The Sri Lankan Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) has arrested at least 16 Tamil men from the Batticaloa district at Colombo’s Katunayake International Airport over the past 100 days.
A vast majority of those detained at the airport were former Liberation Tamil Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadres that had gone through Sri Lanka’s ‘rehabilitation’ scheme, reports Tamilnet.
Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian P Selvarasa, confirmed to press on Sunday there had been at least 16 separate incidents of arrests of Tamils at Colombo’s international airport.
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