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3 Arrested For Holding Remembrance Event For Ex-LTTE Terrorist, Get Bail

Colombo:

Tamil National People’s Front Jaffna District MP Selvarasa Gajendran and two other people, who had been arrested in the Sri Lankan city of Jaffna on Thursday for violating quarantine regulations and holding a memorial to commemorate the death anniversary of former LTTE terrorist, Thileepan, had been released on bail on Friday, police mentioned.

Mr Gajendran and the police got into a clash on Thursday for the duration of the memorial observation organised in connection with the 34th death anniversary of Thileepan, who had died in 1987 though staging a hunger strike against the Sri Lankan government.



Mr Gajendran was dragged into the police automobile and taken into custody. Police mentioned the Jaffna MP was arrested not only for violating quarantine norms but for participating in an occasion to show solidarity towards a former member of the LTTE, a banned outfit.



Tamil parties have slammed Mr Gajendran’s arrest, terming it a case of police higher-handedness.

“An MP being dragged by the police like a common criminal is a high-handed act. To my knowledge there is no law which states that we cannot remember our dead,” former Chief Minister of the Tamil majority northern province CV Wigneswaran mentioned.

He added that such actions not only expose the government but will only make the Sri Lankan Tamils more determined in their struggle for political self-determination.

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