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TNPF member threatened by security forces and paramilitary over protest

A central committee member of the Tamil National People's Front (TNPF), Kandeepan Thangarajah, has been threatened by Sri Lankan security forces and paramilitary group EPDP over his presence at protests against sand mining. 

Speaking to local residents at the protest whilst Thangarajah was not present, Point Pedro police and members of the paramilitary group, EPDP, accused Thangarajah of instigating the protests and warned protesters that he would be arrested if the protests did not stop.

Meanwhile, Thangarajah's wife has reportedly been receiving several phone calls from a Sri Lankan Army Officer to her mobile phone.

In July last year, Thangarajah's home was attacked with stones and crude oil, shortly after he joined his local residents to protest against the sand mining.

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