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Sri Lanka's CID investigates Tamil newspapers that reported on Vijayakala's speech

Sri Lanka’s Criminal Investigation Department has been questioning Tamil newspapers that reported on former state minister Vijayakala Maheswaran’s speech, in which she invoked the LTTE in a positive light.

CID officers from Colombo went to newspaper offices in Jaffna on Friday night and Saturday and questioned editors and journalists that had reported on the speech, and took statements from them.

The speech caused a backlash in the South, forcing Ms Maheswaran, a Tamil and member of the UNP, to resign from her position as state minister.