05 May 2021
A Tamil man was arrested under the notorious Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) for allegedly 'promoting Liberation Tiger of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ideology'.
Ganapathipillai Mohan, also known as 'theatre Mohan', was arrested by Eravur police earlier this week for allegedly sharing a photo of LTTE leader, Velupillai Prabhakaran. Eravur police also seized a mobile phone and an Apple iPad.
This is the latest in a string of arrests as Sri Lanka escalates its use of the PTA on Tamils and Muslims on trumped up charges.
Last month, Jaffna Mayor, V. Mannivannan was similarly arrested by Sri Lanka's Terrorism Investigation Department (TID) under accusations of attempting to resurrect the LTTE.
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