Arrested Indian national to be deported by Sri Lanka
An Indian journalist, who was arrested in Sri Lanka while filming a military installation in a former LTTE stronghold, is set to be deported.
Colombo: An Indian journalist, who was arrested in Sri Lanka while filming a military installation in a former LTTE stronghold, is set to be deported.
Thamil Prabakaran, a 24-year-old Tamil Nadu resident, was handed over to immigration authorities after being quizzed by the police`s Terrorism Investigation Division, police spokesman Ajith Rohana said on Saturday.
"With his (Prabakaran) arrest, we were able to thwart a plot to carry out disinformation against the country," Rohana claimed.
The man, purportedly attached to a Tamil Nadu publication, was arrested in the former LTTE nerve centre of Kilinochchi in the north on Wednesday.
He had shot film of a military camp, a road and buildings devastated during the ethnic war. Police said the man had arrived in Sri Lanka on a tourist visa and had violated visa rules.
Local media described the man as a LTTE sympathiser.
Kilinochchi was the administrative centre of the Tamil rebels until January 2009, when Sri Lankan forces recaptured the city.