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TID questions Hindu extremist leader Sachithananthan

Sri Lanka’s Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) called in the leader of the Hindu extremist organisation Siva Senai, M K Sachithananthan earlier this month.

Sachithananthan was summoned to the TID office in Colombo on October 5, but claimed he could not travel to the south due to ill health. He was subsequently questioned at the TID office on 4th Cross Road in Jaffna on October 11.

He told reporters that questioning revolved around the Siva Senai organisation and its work in the North-East, including reported funding from India.  The group, which has called for a beef ban in Jaffna, is reported to have links to fellow Hindu extremist organisations in India.