Sri Lanka's Special Task Force (STF) troops arrested a Tamil youth in Mannar earlier today for posting a photo relating to Maaveerar Naal on his Facebook page.
The post allegedly pays tribute to fallen cadres who sacrificed their lives in the Tamil struggle for freedom.
The arrest forms part of Sri Lanka's intensifying crackdown on Tamil remembrance activities, particularly Maaveerar Naal.
Across the North-East, the state forces have ramped up their presence, disrupting commemoration events.
More to follow.
We need your support
Sri Lanka is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist. Tamil journalists are particularly at threat, with at least 41 media workers known to have been killed by the Sri Lankan state or its paramilitaries during and after the armed conflict.
Despite the risks, our team on the ground remain committed to providing detailed and accurate reporting of developments in the Tamil homeland, across the island and around the world, as well as providing expert analysis and insight from the Tamil point of view
We need your support in keeping our journalism going. Support our work today.
For more ways to donate visit https://donate.tamilguardian.com.