Sri Lankan court remands six people for attacking commemorative event for prominent LTTE activist

Updated: Sep 18 2023 7:41PM

Colombo, Sep 18 (PTI) At least six people were remanded to judicial custody by a Sri Lankan court on Monday in connection with an attack by a Sinhalese group on people attending the commemorative event for a prominent LTTE activist in the eastern town of Trincomalee.

Selvaraja Kajendran, a parliamentarian from the Tamil National Alliance, and 14 others were attacked by a gang from the majority Sinhalese in the multi-ethnic Trincomalee’s Kappalthurai area on Sunday.

The Tamil group said the police watched in silence as the Sinhalese group assaulted Kajendran and disrupted the vehicle float commemorating Thileepan, a prominent LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) activist from the north.