1200 newspapers carrying portrait of Prabhakaran with caption Mahaviru and 4 TNA supporters arrested

Friday, 13 September 2013 - 18:59



Police arrested 4 TNA supporters while they were distributing election propaganda leaflets that carried the photograph of Prabhakaran at Kodikamam in Jaffna today.


A Kodikamam Police senior officer said that a photograph of TNA North Provincial Council Chief Ministerial candidate C.V. Wigneswaran was also printed together with Prabhakaran on the cover of this 8 page leaflet.


Police said that this leaflet was titled “Veedu” which means “house”, the TNA’s election symbol.


A standalone on the first page has described in Tamil how Prabhakaran became a hero.


In addition, names and photographs of the all TNA candidates contesting the North Provincial Council election were also included in this leaflet.


The bus in which the TNA propagandists traveled was also taken into custody and, police found nearly 1200 copies of this leaflet inside this bus.


Apart from violating the election laws, police has initiated special investigation to ascertain whether the suspects have any connection to the past terrorist activities.


Meanwhile addressing a media briefing held in Jaffna today, TNA MP Suresh Premachandran said that the Army has intervened to arrest his supporters.



However Army Media Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya denied the TNA allegations and termed MP Premachandran’s allegation a joke.