Police have arrested two youth who claimed that a group of upcountry Tamils who have sought refuge in a Hindu temple in the capital, unable to return home due to the Covid-
19 curfew, were lacking food and drinking water.
The two youth who took to social media to publish the information have been arrested on 4 May and produced in court, reports ‘Anidda’ Sinhala weekly.
Those seeking refuge in the temple were provided with every facility they needed and Senthil Thondaman had lodged a complaint requesting the removal of the Facebook post, claimed police when contacted by ‘Anidda’. Police have further said that the youth have violated the curfew and entered the Hindu temple without permission.