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Sri Lanka’s TID attempt to arrest Tamil activists and send them to COVID-19 'detention centres'

Sri Lanka’s Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) has attempted to detain and arrest activists with the Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF), as the party began a series of events to commemorate the Mullivaikkal genocide this week.

The TNPF tweeted that its Mullaitivu District organizer T Kinthujan was visited by TID attempting to arrest and detain him, having previous faced threats of detention from Sri Lankan security forces.

Then on Thursday morning, Trincomalee police visited the TNPF office in the district to search for attendees of commemoration events, where they threatened to “send attendees to quarantine,” said the party.

“Our local government member Mohanadas has been questioned by 4 persons identifying as intelligence personnel,” it added. “An army patrol has been stationed near his house since.”

The latest incidents come as the Sri Lankan security forces attempted to intimidate attendees at events this week.

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