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Tamil youths released after military round up in Jaffna

Sri Lankan security forces have released 41 Tamil youths without any charges, after they were arrested during a raid on a hotel in Maruthanarmadam in Jaffna on Monday evening.

A Sri Lankan army officer confirmed that the raid was carried out yesterday evening, with armed Special Task Force (STF) officers, following a tip off that security forces had received.

The arrested Tamils were taken to Chunnakam police station for further questioning. After interrogations and police ensuring that there were no pending arrest warrants or cases against them, all the youth were subsequently released.