Sri Lanka’s Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) has continued to target a Tamil journalist, summoning his brother for investigation on Sunday, after a friend was also summoned and investigated last week.
Prominent Jaffna journalist Uthayarasa Shalin was summoned by the TID in August, along with five others, in relation to the display of a map of the Tamil homeland during a festival at the journalist’s local temple in Aanaikottai, Jaffna.
Shalin had raised questions about his summoning, stating that he was not a member of the temple’s board. He was questioned in Colombo for several hours about his work and his personal life.
On Sunday, Shalin’s brother, Uthayarasa Jelsin, was issued a summons to appear at the TID headquarters on October 17. Jelsin is also not a member of the temple’s board.