M.K. Sivajilingam released on bail

AN | Published: 3:00 PM Sep 16 2020
Local M.K. Sivajilingam released on bail

The Jaffna Magistrate's Court has granted bail to Former Northern Provincial Councillor, M.K. Sivajilingam, who was arrested on the charge of commemorating fallen LTTE leader Thyaga Theepam Thileepan, in violation of a restraining order.

The hired three-wheeler driver arrested alongside him was also released on bail.

The Police submitted that the suspects must be detained for 14 days due to their usage of the word 'Eelam', signifying a separate nation state.

However, the Jaffna Magistrate, A. Peter stated that the usage of the word itself is not contentious, as parties with the word 'Eelam' in their name have been registered in the country for 30 years.

AN | Published: 3:00 PM Sep 16 2020

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