23 May 2020
The Tamil National People’s Front has reported a surge in intimidation, surveillance and harassment of members and activists by the Sri Lanka security forces.
On Tuesday TNPF members travelling to repair a roof damaged by the cyclone were interrupted by army officials. They were stopped at Pungudutheevu Army Camp and had their van examined for an hour. After being cleared, army personnel continued to follow them.
This follows the continued surveillance of their offices by heavily armed troops.
Read more here: Sri Lankan military patrol TNPF offices for the third day straight
Commenting on this intimidation the TNPF has stated the;
"Sri Lanka military, police and intelligence have tried to overwhelm, intimidate and repress memorialization of the Tamil genocide at all possible locations".
Read more from the TNPF
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