21 June 2021
Sri Lanka's Terrorism Investigation Department (TID) questioned the leader of the Hindu extremist organisation Siva Senai, Maru Sachithananthan over alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
Satchithananthan was questioned for over two hours by the TID on Thursday over the alleged connection to the organisation which was militarily defeated by Sri Lanka's security forces at the end of the armed conflict in 2009.
This comes as Sri Lanka continues its intensifying crackdown in the North-East, where there has been an increase in arrests, surveillance and intimidation of Tamils and Muslims.
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