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TNPF Kilinochchi organiser detained by military intelligence

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19:45 BST

The Tamil National People's Front's (TNPF) regional organiser in Kilinochchi has been detained by military intelligence officers said party leader, after officers arrived at the organiser's house this evening, instructing him to accompany them for questioning.

"Kilinochchi Organiser Jega is currently being forced by military [intelligence] to leave his house with them for inquiry," TNPF leader, Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam had tweeted earlier this evening stating that they feared he had been detained after he was not answering any calls to his mobile phone.

"TNPF Kilinochchi Organiser Jega has texted party [General Secretary] S Kajendran saying he is currently being taken to Vavuniya by TID [Terrorism Investigation Division]" Mr. Ponnambalam tweeted moments earlier.

The wife of the regional director confirmed to Mr. Ponnambalam that Sri Lankan intelligence personnel had visited the house twice before hand and threatened the family.

“Jega’s wife now informs us that from 6pm this evening intelligence personnel had visited the house twice threatening,” said Mr. Ponnambalam in a tweet.

The incident comes as the party had a demonstration organised on May 26th, against the on-going land grabs in Kilinochchi.


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