Human Rights

Another Tamil woman arrested at Colombo airport

Police in Sri Lanka have arrested another Tamil woman who allegedly tried to reach Italy via Abu Dhabi.

Twenty three year old Jayanthini Siluvairasa, a resident of Ramanathan Road, Jaffna has been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in the early hours of Thursday (20) while she was going through emigration procedures and security control at the Katunayake international airport.

Fifth person

She was produced before the Negombo Magistrate courts under charges of carrying a forged passport and has been remanded until 25th August.

Jayanthini has become the fifth Tamil person to be arrested in five days by the CID officers stationed at the Colombo airport.

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