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Tamil newspaper distributor arrested by army for LTTE leader cover photo

A Tamil newspaper distributor was arrested by the Sri Lankan army in Mullaitivu for possessing newspapers with photos of the LTTE leader Veluppillai Prabhakaran on the cover.

The distributor of a Tamil weekly was arrested and handed over to Oddusuddan police after being stopped and searched on the Oddusuddan-Nedunkeni road by the army.

The newspaper he was distributing featured an article about southern politicians’ remarks about the LTTE leader and a photo of the leader as its cover photo.

The distributor was released after questioning.