A young Tamil man has been arrested in Jaffna today for wearing a t-shirt with LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran's face on the front.
The 27 year old from Iyanar Kovil in Kodikamam had worn the t-shirt to a Maaveerar Naal remembrance event in Kodikamam yesterday evening.
The back of the t-shirt also featured the leaper tiger and crossed bayonets from the Tamil Eelam flag on the back.
The man was arrested by Sri Lanka's military intelligence branch and handed over to the Kodikamam police for further investigations. Kodikamam police are also investigating the organisers of the commemoration event.
His arrest comes after Sri Lankan police cracked down on commemoration events in the North-East as the Tamil nation marked Maaveerar Naal.