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Sri Lanka’s TID summons Rivira Sunday journalist over ‘LTTE resurgence’

Sri Lanka’s Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) summoned the Associate Editor of Rivira Sunday newspaper to discuss an article published last month which spoke of possible LTTE activity in the North-East.

Associate Editor Tissa Ravindra Perera delivered a statement to the TID earlier this morning. The article published last month was on the reported recovery of claymore mines in Oddusuddan in Mullaitivu.

“We revealed this based on intelligence reports. The public should be awake if there is any sign of an LTTE resurgence. We have fulfilled our social obligation as journalists,” Mr Perera told reporters after his statement.

 “What we want as journalists is to expose any possible threat. No matter how much we are pressurized, we will continue to use the pen for the sake of national security.”