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Sri Lanka's Terrorism Investigation Division summons BBC journalist for investigation

Sri Lankan Terrorism Investigation Division has summoned Tamil journalists including U.L.Mabruk, a BBC Tamil journalist, for investigation. 

Mabruk has been asked to report to the Division’s office in Colombo on November 8. 

The note from the Division asking Mabruk to report to Colombo.

The Ampara branch of the Division sent an official letter to Mabruk notifying him of the summons. 

Navarathnam Kapilanath, another Tamil journalist from Vavuniya has also been called by the Terrorism Prevention Division for an investigation.

Navarathnam Kapilanath

He has been asked to report to the Division's office in Vavuniya on October 26. 

Kapilanath has been summoned for an interrogation reportedly regarding an inquiry into a Vavuniya-based social welfare organisation that supports people in poverty.   

This development points to the growing suppression of press freedom and the surveillance and intimidation that journalists are subjected to in the island. 

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