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Sri Lankan police crackdown on remembrance of Thileepan

Sri Lankan police have banned activities commemorating Lt Col Thileepan’s fast unto death in Vavuniya, as part of a crackdown on remembrance across the North-East.

Prabhakaran Janujan, a Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) member of the Vavuniya Municipal Council said that Vavuniya Police have denied permission for an event that was to be held in Vavuniya today, Wednesday 16 September.

He further stated that several arrangements had been made for the commemoration including a march to take place from Vavuniya to Nallur, despite a previous polie ban, when the Senior Superintendent of Police reaffirmed that permission could not be granted for the event and presented a ban against the event issued by the Jaffna district court.

See more here: Arrests in Jaffna as Sri Lankan police block Thileepan commemorations

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