Thirteen Tamil youths have been arrested in the Vadamaradchi North area as of Wednesday, citing various violent infractions following tensions between locals and police.
The arrests follow the Sri Lankan Inspector General of Police's declaration that the police and armed forces would be joining forces to crackdown on violence in the Jaffna district.
Two Tamils were arrested in Nelliady for attacking a police inspector’s house.
A further eleven were arrested in Point Pedro for violent disorder, throwing stones at a police jeep and burning tyres on Point Pedro Road.
The death of a Tamil youth at the hands of police angered locals last month, sparking tension between locals and police and security forces.