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Sri Lanka’s TID interrogates Tamil activist in Colombo

Sri Lanka’s anti-terrorism police interrogated Tamil activist V S Sivakaran for over 4 hours at their headquarters in  Colombo this week, as the security forces continue its campaign of intimidation.

Sivakaran, based in Mannar and head of the Tamil National Right to Life Movement, had been summoned by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) earlier this month.

He travelled to Colombo for questioning as instructed and was finally released after 4 hours.

This is the second time this year alone that the former ITAK Youth Wing leader has been summoned by the TID.

“A completely politicized investigation was conducted with the aim of undermining our work by constantly threatening civil society activists,” Sivakaran told reporters after his interrogation.




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