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* Sri Lankan Tamil politician summoned by the TID to record statement on Jaffna University students
Sun, Dec 30, 2012, 01:02 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 29, Colombo: A Tamil politician in Sri Lanka has been summoned by the Terrorism Investigations Department (TID) to record a statement on the recent incidents that have taken place in Jaffna.

Head of the Tamil National People's Front (TNPF) Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam has reportedly summoned by the TID to record a statement from him today.

Ponnambalam has been asked to be present at the TID office in Colombo.

The local media quoting reports from Jaffna has said that the Tamil politician, who is the son of late Kumar Ponnambalam, is to be questioned over some of the recent incidents in Jaffna involving Jaffna University students.

Students from the Jaffna University were arrested by the TID last month following a clash between students and security forces personnel at the former Tamil Tiger terrorist group's Heroes Day commemoration at the university premises.

Seven out of the 11 students arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) were released, but four students have been transferred by the TID to the Welikanda Army camp for rehabilitation.



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