A journalist who reported on a Tamil Martyrs memorial held at a burial ground in the Eastern Province has been interrogated by the police.
IBC Tamil media journalist, Letchumanan Thevapratheepan who is the Batticaloa correspondent was called to the Valaichchenai police station on 8th December morning, according to the local reporters.
The journalist was asked to bring the registration certificate of the motorcycle he uses to travel when he comes to the police station and questioned on the Tamil Martyrs memorial held at the burial ground in Tharawai, Batticaloa on 27 November.
The head and six other members of the commemoration committee were also arrested that day by the police who forcefully removed the red and yellow flags at the beginning of the commemoration at the Tarawei Maveerar Burial Ground, which was destroyed by the Sri Lanka Army in 2009.
The disruption had wide coverage through Tamil media including social media.
When journalist Letchumanan was questioned on where he was traveling on his motorcycle on the 27th of November, the journalist had responded that he went to Tarawei burial grounds in Batticaloa to carry out his duties.
The journalist has told colleagues in the province that the police further interrogated him asking questions like, "Why were you at Tarawai Cemetery on the 27th, Did you get an invitation to the event at Tarawai cemetery, have you reported the Tamil Heroes Memorial held at Tarawai burial ground on previous years as well, Are the dead bodies of LTTE members buried there?"