Uthayan journalist interrogated

[TamilNet, Saturday, 20 January 2001, 11:21 GMT]
Sri Lankan police on Saturday interrogated sub-editor of the Jaffna based Tamil daily 'Uthayan' regarding an interview with the LTTE's chief negotiator and political advisor Mr.Anton Balasingham which appeared on Friday. The journalist, Mr.Vithyatharan was interrogated for nearly two hours at his office said sources.

The police were acting on orders by Deputy Inspector General of Police, Jaffna region, the sources added.

The police questioned Mr.Vithyatharan as to how the interview was arranged and identities of all individuals involved in setting up the interview, the sources said.


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