SLA arrests TNA supporters in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 10 February 2010, 03:20 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers arrested Tuesday morning supporters of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) distributing handbills thanking the people of Jaffna peninsula for casting their votes in large numbers to Sarath Fonseka in the recent presidential election, rejecting President Mahinda Rajapakse, on TNA’s request, sources in Jaffna said. This arrest is seen as a continuation of the attacks on TNA supporters and their properties who openly campaigned for Sarath Fonseka, the sources added.

TNA parliamentarian Suresh Premachandra’s attempt to have the arrested TNA supporters released did not succeed though he took up the matter with SLA high officials.

The persons were arrested while distributing the handbills in front of Surest Premachandran’s office in Kaangkeasanthu’rai road in Jaffna town.

The soldiers had confiscated thousands of the handbills from the arrestees.

 

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