Police arrests council chairman
[TamilNet, Thursday, 24 September 1998, 11:30 GMT]
Ponnaiah Anton, chairman of the Chavakachcheri Pradheshiya Sabha (PS) who went missing with five of his colleagues following the shoot out between them and the SRi Lankan Army (SLA) on Tuesday September 22, surrendered to the Sri Lankan Police at Kodikaamam this morning around 9.30 p.m. said sources in Jaffna.
The Chavakachcheri Police arrested three of his colleagues today.
Meanwhile, EPDP in Jaffna said that the 10 Pradeshiya Sabhas (PS) in the peninsula which it controls will be closed today in protest of Nandakumar's murder.
The SLA, on Tuesday killed Nandakumar who is an EPDP member of the Pachchilaipalli PS following its shoot-out with PLOTE.
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