The police Terrorist Investigations Division (TID) questioned the BBC Tamil Service reporter based in Vavuniya today.
According to the BBC, Ponniah Manigavasakam was questioned for nearly two hours today by the TID.
The Tamil journalist has been reporting for the BBC for some 15 years from the north, the BBC Tamil service reported.
He had been questioned about his reports on political prisoners at the Magazine prison and some telephone calls he had received from Tamil prisoners.
The reporter had told the TID that as a journalist it was nothing new to receive telephone calls from prisoners or their family members.
With most of the prisoners remaining in prison for years they often seek information on their release, the BBC reporter had told the TID. (Colombo Gazette)