More arrests by TID reported in Jaffna

More people have been arrested in Jaffna by the Terrorist Investigations Division (TID), the Uthayan newspaper reported quoting sources as saying.

According to the report 13 people between the ages of 19 and 55 were arrested over the past 2 days which includes 7 arrested by the TID and brought to Colombo this week.

The Uthayan newspaper reported that there were unconfirmed reports of a higher number of arrests but those reports could not be confirmed.

Earlier this week the Jaffna Human Rights Commission had said that complaints were lodged over the arrest of 7 Tamils by the TID over terrorism related charges.