Investigation Division (TID) has arrested
25 former Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
cadres in Northern Province, BBC News
reported on December 6. Police are also
reportedly hunting several students.
spokesman Prishantha Jayakody said that
10 suspects, all of them accused of "terrorist
activities" with the LTTE before 2009,
were detained in the Jaffna District on
December 5. But the head of the Police's
TID, Chandra Wakista said that as many as
20 to 25 had been detained. Separately,
sources in Jaffna University say the Police
have given them a list of 10 students they
want to arrest.
Mirror adds that 10 former LTTE cadres were
taken into custody by the TID in Jaffna
on the basis of intelligence reports. Most
of the information was gathered from fellow
cadres currently in custody with the Police.
leader of the Democratic People's Front
(DPF), Mano Ganeshan said the Tamil people
have been deprived of the right to commemorate
their dead on the Martyr's Day also known
as Mahaveer Day, reports Colombo Page.
He demanded that Tamil people need to be
given the right to commemorate their dead
Sri Lanka Government has made arrangements
to employ 400 rehabilitated cadres of the
LTTE as pre-school teachers. These pre-school
teachers are to be put in service in Kilinochchi
and Mullaitivu Districts.