At around 10.05 pm tonight, several of his friends and colleagues received a text message from Ruki Fernando,on his mobile number [xxxxxxxxxx] stating that Ruki and Father Praveen have been detained at the Kilnochchi police station.
Later, Ruki informed a colleague via text, that he and father Praveen were being questioned separately.
A lawyer who called the Kilinochchi police station, was informed that no such persons were arrested by the Killinochchi police or being held at the police station. However the police said that two persons had been arrested by a specially appointed unit of the TID and were being held at a separate location in Kilinochchi.
Another lawyer who spoke to the OIC Kilinochchi was informed that Ruki and Praveen were being questioned and a decision regarding their continued detention would be made in the morning. This directly contradicts the version in the para above.