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Tamil youth detained at Colombo airport

A Tamil youth who was deported from Oman has been arrested on arrival in Sri Lanka at the Katunayake International Airport in Colombo.

The 25 year old from Kilinochchi was detained by Sri Lanka’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and is being held for further questioning. He is due to be produced before the Negombo Magistrate later on Monday.

Tamils being deported from other countries or passing through Colombo airport have frequently faced arrest.

See our earlier posts:

Another Tamil woman arrested at Colombo airport (21 Aug 2015)

Tamils arrested at Colombo airport (20 August 2015)

Tamil man arrested and sent to CID for 'rehabilitation' (01 July 2015)

Sixteen Tamils from North-East arrested by Sri Lanka over past 100 days (04 May 2015)

Last week, an exiled Tamil journalist was detained on Wednesday morning as he arrived back in Sri Lanka.

See our earlier posts:

Exiled Tamil journalist given bail after detention in Sri Lanka (21 Jan 2015)

Exiled Tamil journalist detained on return to Sri Lanka (20 Jan 2016)