Tamil journalist arrested at home in Wellawatte

General Manager of Tamil FM radio station ‘Vetri’, Journalist Mr. A. R. V.Loshan was arrested early in the morning today, Saturday before dawn at his residence at Wellawatte by Sri Lanka Terrorism Investigations Department (TID), according to Colombo’s premier Tamil daily Virakesari website.

Virakesari report says the Tamil journalist was arrested on charges of alleged links with ‘terrorists’ and for aiding in ‘terrorist activities’. Police sources said he was to be held at the Bambalapitiya station, but his family members have reported it is not known where he is detained at the present time.

[A.R.V. Loshan]

Loshan has also served as a journalist for the Asian FM radio ‘Suryan’ earlier. Virakesari reported hours before the arrest, Chandramohan (Chandru) an announcer of ‘Vetri FM’, was also questioned at his residence by the TID.

Vetri 99.6FM station joined the Sri Lankan Radio broadcasting scene in February this year. Vetri FM Broadcasts from Colombo and it is run by Voice of Asia Networks which also operates Siyatha FM.

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