Vavuniya police issued a summons yesterday to V. Thavabalan, a Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) activist, for allegedly "delivering relief provisions for people below the poverty line".
The police went to Thavabalan's house, when he was out for work and handed the official order written in Sinhala language, which ordered that he arrive at the police station on July 12 for an inquiry.
Thavabalan, along with other social activists and political parties who have been assisting the poor during the COVID-19 pandemic, has been engaged in the provision of relief goods to those hard hit by the virus.
As a part of this initiative, he collected relief goods on behalf of TNPF in Vavuniya and delivered them to those suffering economic hardship in Maskeliya in the central province.
Thavabalan stated that he has been summoned by the police on Monday (12th July) for an inquiry about his participation in providing relief goods to impoverished people.
See the full arrest warrant (in Sinhala) here.