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Jaffna University student to be interrogated by TID for 'giving information to Human Rights Commission'

Pararajasingam Sujeevan, a student at the University of Jaffna and journalist, has been summoned by the Sri Lankan Terrorism Investigation Department (TID) for an interrogation. 

Officials from the Kilinochchi Crime Prevention Department arrived at the residence of Sujeevan earlier this week and delivered the summons issued by the TID from Colombo. 

He has been summoned for making a complaint to the Human Rights Commission in Jaffna regarding a press briefing conducted by a Buddhist monk in June in which he accused a Tamil journalist of attempting to revive the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

The summons directed Sujeevan to appear at the offices of the TID on Friday, December 17.

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