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Tamil youth managing sound system arrested for TNA rally broadcast of LTTE songs

Sri Lankan police today arrested a Tamil youth who was handling audio arrangements for a Tamil National Alliance (TNA) election campaign rally after LTTE songs were reportedly broadcast at the rally.

The TNA had organised a rally in support of presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa in Kalmunai – Amman Kovil Road on Wednesday afternoon.

Organisers reportedly made the request to play the LTTE’s revolutionary songs through the event’s speakers as the rally had failed to attract locals.

Kalmunai police arrived immediately after the matter was reported and arrested the youth that was managing the audio system for the event organisers.

TNA MPs Selvam Adaikalanathan and K Kodeeswaran had been set to attend the rally along with several members of the municipal council.

The rally’s organisers said they were working to secure the youth’s release.