15 December 2012
More arrests of Jaffna University students are feared, as Sri Lankan security forces claim those arrested had previous LTTE links.
The police's media spokesperson SSP Prishantha Jayakody said,
“All those arrested were involved with LTTE activities in the past and we are arresting them,”
“It is a long process and we have been gathering intelligence on these people and the training they have undergone during the war for a long time,
“We have identified the people already and they will be arrested from their homes or places of residence,”
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