Priest in Jaffna arrested for organizing event to commemorate LTTE

Priest in Jaffna arrested for organizing event to commemorate LTTE

A 47-year-old priest attached to a Catholic seminary has been arrested. He was arrested for organizing an event commemorating the LTTE in Jaffna.

A group of police officers arrived on the scene last evening (27) after a tip-off.

Many items bearing the symbols and images of the LTTE and Prabhakaran at the seminary.

It is said by the Police that the priest had organized the event violating restraining orders issued by the Jaffna Court and courts in the North-East prohibiting such commemorative events.

The priest will be produced in front of the Jaffna court today and is to be charged under the penal code on the violation of court orders and creating racial tensions.