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Sri Lankan police arrest 19 and mark further 55 for posting Prabhakaran birthday messages

Sri Lankan police across Batticaloa have arrested 19 people for allegedly posting birthday wishes online for Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader Velupillai Prabhakaran and have earmarked a further 55 people for arrest.

The police made the arrests yesterday citing the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and have strictly been monitoring and tracking all personnel across the Batticaloa district who made posts for Prabhakaran's 66th birthday or posted LTTE songs and logos.

Eravur police arrested four people yesterday and stated that a further 55 are under investigation for allegedly posting terrorist-related content online and that they are facing prosecution under the PTA.

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