Facebook icon
Twitter icon
e-mail icon

Exiled Tamil journalist detained on return to Sri Lanka

Reports emerged on Wednesday night that an exiled Tamil journalist from the North-East had been arrested on arrival at Sri Lanka earlier during the day.

The journalist, who reportedly returned after being invited by the new government, was arrested at Katunayake airport.

It is not clear what the alleged offence is. He is expected to be produced before Negombo Magistrate Court on Thursday morning.

We need your support

Sri Lanka is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist. Tamil journalists are particularly at threat, with at least 41 media workers known to have been killed by the Sri Lankan state or its paramilitaries during and after the armed conflict.

Despite the risks, our team on the ground remain committed to providing detailed and accurate reporting of developments in the Tamil homeland, across the island and around the world, as well as providing expert analysis and insight from the Tamil point of view

We need your support in keeping our journalism going. Support our work today.

For more ways to donate visit https://donate.tamilguardian.com.