Three ‘Awa’ members arrested over the clash with police

Police have arrested three members of the so-called ‘Awa’ group who were allegedly involved in a clash with several police officers in Manipai on Saturday (20 July).

Two of the suspects were arrested by the Kopay police yesterday (22 July) afternoon and the other suspect surrendered to Manipai police in the evening.

The suspects, aged 18 to 20 are residents of Manipai.

One person was killed when police opened fire at suspected members of the ‘Awa’ group who had allegedly attempted to attack several police officers in Manipai, Jaffna, on Saturday.

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