Sept 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested four people in the Northern Province city of Jaffna under suspicion of promoting subversion while distributing a newspaper with a photo of the slain Tamil Tiger terrorist leader.
The individuals were arrested at Kodikamam in Jaffna as they were distributing newspaper carrying a photo of late leader of rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) Velupillai Prabhakaran.
Police say that the newspaper carried a title "How Prabhakaran became a great hero." The newspaper also carried a photo of the Tamil National Alliance Chief Minister candidate C. Vigneswaran.
Political sources say that the arrested persons were canvassing for the Tamil National Alliance Provincial Council election campaign.
The newspaper named Veedu meant the electoral symbol of Tamil National Alliance.