Jaffna Mayor arrested under Prevention of Terrorism Act

Jaffna Mayor V. Manivannan has been arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) after he had established a new unit of which the uniform was similar to that worn by the LTTE “police unit” during the war.

Police Spokesman, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ajith Rohana said that five individuals wearing uniforms similar to that worn by the LTTE “police unit” had been deployed for Jaffna Municipal Council work this week.

A complaint over the new unit was lodged with the Jaffna Police and investigations had been launched.

DIG Ajith Rohana said that the Terrorist Investigations Division had also conducted an investigation into the incident.

He said that statements were recorded from officials of the Jaffna Municipal Council.

Jaffna Mayor V. Manivannan was arrested this morning over offences committed under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

DIG Ajith Rohana said that the LTTE is a proscribed organisation in Sri Lanka and as a result the LTTE flag, logo and other symbols cannot be promoted in the country.

He said that further investigations into Manivannan, a member of the Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF), are continuing. (Colombo Gazette)

3 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t believe Jaffna mayor promoted the LTTE ideology.

    I have no problem with the uniform colour, it is similar to Victoria police uniform in Australia. Plus those men were chosen to keep the city clean and they are not taking arms. This is absolutely ridiculous. They just love to turn against their own based on anything and everything. Their hearts and minds are darker than your skin colour. Doesn’t matter whether you are a Tamil, Sinhalease, Indian or Pakistani. You all are in dark because of your Indian big brothers. Literally, Indians destroyed Sri Lanka, for this reason alone you kicked out the British and went behind Indians. You got destroyed by your own big brothers. You would not appreciate what China did to you. As you pushed away the British you would push away China. You are born to hate your own and kill each other. I already told China that BRI will not work in South Asia. The West never invested as China did through Port City Project because the West knows you well.

  2. The credibility of this government, and the police that loyally serves this majoritarian elected government of criminals is in a bigger deficit than the country’s economic deficit.
    Congratulations to the 6.9 million who elected this presidency.

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