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13 Tamils arrested during Maaveerar Naal preparations

Sri Lankan police arrested thirteen Tamils, including the Mullaitivu co-ordinator of the Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF), while they were preparing for Maaveerar Naal remembrance tomorrow.

The group were clearing and decorating space in Mullivaikkal when Mullaitivu police and intelligence officers arrived and warned them not to carry out any remembrance activities.

The police seized the red and yellow flags and other decorations the organisers were using and also arrested all thirteen individuals present, transporting them to Mullaitivu police station.

After extensive questioning the group were let go but warned to carry out the commemorations ‘peacefully’ and not to use LTTE flags or symbols.

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