Jaffna enveloped by fear as Sri Lankan paramilitaries arrest 41 Tamil men

Tuesday February 25, 2020

Commandos of the Sri Lankan Special Task Force (STF) have arrested 41 Tamils in Jaffna today.

 

All of them were arrested whilst staying at a hotel in Maruthanar Madam belonging to a Sri Lanka Freedom Party councillor, closely associated with the former state minister Ankajan Ramanathan.

 

Sri Lankan police sources in Jaffna suggested all arrested men are affiliated to Awa Group, a gang allegedly run by the state's military intelligence.

 

The arrests have, however, created a climate of fear and insecurity in Jaffna, locals lamented.

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