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Sri Lanka terrorism division summons Kilinochchi council chair

Sri Lanka’s terrorism investigation division (TID) has summoned the chair of a Kilinochchi council for investigation.

Chair of Karaichi divisional council Velamalikithan Arunasalam was handed the summons letter telling him to appear before the TID in Kilinochchi on August 6.

Local reports highlighted that the council recently objected to the Sri Lankan army constructing a monument at Iranaimadu Junction, stating it posed a traffic hazard and would increase the possibility of accidents.

The targeting of Tamil civil society by Sri Lanka’s TID has become more frequent. Last month five Tamils were released after 93 days in detention with the TID conceding that there were no charges to file.

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