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Tamil journalist summoned to police Colombo HQ

A Tamil journalist from Jaffna has been summoned to Sri Lankan police headquarters in Colombo.

T Sobithan who reports for the island-wide Tamil language daily newspaper Virakesari was summoned in relation to an article he had published in which he’d reproduced quotes by a disappearances activist about Gotabaya Rajapaksa and EPDP leader Douglas Devananda.

The activist had said that Devananda as well as select other Tamil politicians would once again ally with Rajapaksa to oppress Tamils.

Sobithan has been told to appear in Colombo on October 4 regarding the article but has expressed concern at his ability to travel following a motorcycle accident which has left him on crutches.