A Tamil Canadian citizen was arrested by a police ‘Crime Prevention Force’ reports Uthayan.
Nadarajah Jeyakanthan, who has lived in Canada for the past 25 years, went to Jaffna three weeks ago to visit his relatives.
Jeyakanthan had been staying for 10 days at a relation’s house in Vathiri, Nelliyadi when a few people in a white van, identifiying themselves as the Colombo ‘Crime Prevention Force’ appeared outside the house on Thursday last week.
They proceeded to arrest Jeyakanthan and told relatives present that there was nothing to fear and that he would be released soon, following inquiries.
Jeyakanthan’s relatives said that they were given a document stating that he had been “taken for questioning under the prevention of terrorism act.”
They said that despite contacting police spokespeople in Colombo they had received no formal information regarding the arrest.
A parliamentarian from the Tamil National Alliance, M.A Sumanthiran, speaking to the Sunday Leader, outlined that the government was responsible for the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) calls to abolish the 13 Amendment.
The Sri Lankan government has expressed concern over a recent Memorandum of understanding, signed between the US Embassy in Colombo and the Trincomalee Urban Council, to establish an ‘American Corner’, a public information centre.
A Sri Lankan military soldier is suspected to have perpetrated the rape of a 7 year old girl in Nedunkeni, Vavuniya, reports Uthayan.
The incident led to a protest by local Tamils, demanding that the culprit be arrested.