Sri Lankan police have arrested yet another Tamil activist this morning, just a day after it detained two others over a protest against the illegal construction of a Buddhist vihara in Mullaitivu.
Sinnarajah Logeswaran, a member of the Karaithuraipattu Divisional council in Mullaitivu, was called in for questioning by Sri Lankan police today and subsequently arrested.
Logeswaran was one of several protestors earlier this week, who demanded a halt to the construction of the vihara in Kurunthurmalai. Hours after the protest took place, Sri Lankan police arrested former Northern Provincial Council member T Ravikaran and civil society activist R Mayuran, accusing of “criminal coercion”. They have since been released on bail.
Protests were held in Mullaitivu and Jaffna yesterday demanding the activists be released without charge and Sinhala Buddhist colonisation halted.