Sri Lankan police disrupted Tamils who were clearing the Kanagapuram thuyilum illam yesterday morning as preparations were underway for Maaveerar Naal.
Citing coronavirus, the police interrupted the cleaning process and recorded the names of the volunteers present. TNA MP, S Shritharan, who was also present, told the police that he was carrying out all tasks while wearing masks and maintaining social distance.
They also interrogated and took statements from the former members of the Provincial Council, Kurukularajah and Pasupathipillai Karaichi Pradeshiya Sabha members.
This is the latest act of intimidation in the intensifying crackdown by the Sri Lankan authorities on remembrance events in the North East.