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Former NPC member summoned by Sri Lanka terrorism division

Former Northern Provincial Council member A Puvaneswaran was issued a summons for questioning by Sri Lanka’s Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) on Tuesday.

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) politician was handed the summons at his home in Suthanthirapuram, Mullaitivu, telling him to appear in Colombo to provide a statement for an ongoing ‘terrorism’ investigation, and meet the official in charge of first division of the TID.

Puvaneswaran said he was unaware of the reason for the summons and that he had not been given any details when he queried it.

Last month, Mullaitivu district journalist Shanmugam Thavaseelan had been questioned by the TID after attending Genocide Week memorials in Mullivaikkal in may.

Locals speculated that Puvaneswaran’s summons could be connected, as he had also attended genocide memorial events.