Jaffna mayor arrested for promoting LTTE ideology

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Jaffna mayor arrested for promoting LTTE ideology

Apr 09, Colombo:
The Mayor of the Jaffna Municipal Council Manivannan Visvalingam has been arrested this morning (09) by the Jaffna police for promoting the LTTE and its ideology, police said.

Police Media Spokesman, DIG Ajith Rohana said the Mayor was arrested for aiding and abetting the promotion of the defunct terrorist organization by deploying five persons in uniform similar to those worn by so-called LTTE police officers during the war for official duties in the vicinity of Jaffna.

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UNP condemns arrest of Jaffna mayor

Apr 12, Colombo:
The United National Party (UNP) has condemned the arrest of Jaffna Mayor Manivannan Visvalingam by the police under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

Issuing a statement, the UNP noted that the arrest was made due to concerns raised regarding the uniforms worn by members of the Municipal Council.and called on the relevant authorities to investigate any wrongdoing allegedly committed by a popularly elected official before the police take any action.

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