Indian arrested for filming HSZ

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An Indian national who was on tourist visa was arrested yesterday on charges of filming military establishments in Kilinochchi High Security Zone, the Police said.

According to Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana, the suspect Tamil Prabhakaran was from Tamil Nadu. “He will be brought to Colombo today to be handed over to the immigration officials for violating visa,” The spokesman said.

Meanwhile defence sources said that the person is an associate of TNA MP Sridharan and had come to Sri Lanka on a tourist visa on December 20. There were more than 50 photos related to Army deployments in his camera.

The suspect, who is believed to be a pro LTTE activist have written a series of article to a Tamil Nadu Magazine called  ‘Junior Vigadan’ under the title ‘searching for footsteps of Tigers’. A book was also published on the same title recently.

Initial investigations revealed that the suspect had visited Sri Lanka previously.

  Comments - 15

  • Ramani Friday, 27 December 2013 01:49 AM

    If a Sri Lankan does a similar thing in India what would have been the reaction?

    unchikuni Thursday, 26 December 2013 09:27 AM

    Does Sri Lanka have a visa category for filming?

    unchikuni Thursday, 26 December 2013 09:29 AM

    The heat is on for the March showdown!

    Real Peace Thursday, 26 December 2013 10:01 AM

    Anyone can see this army camp in detail via the Google satellite images from any computer! If the army is not guilty they should have posed for the journalist to take pictures than arresting him!!

    Neloufer Friday, 27 December 2013 02:23 AM

    There is such a thing as National Security establishments and HSZ anywhere in the world. Do you think someone can go along and video the Pentagon or similar institution? We can't even pass security at Mumbai or chennai without being harassed for hours, so please can you talk as educated people?

    peace loving lankan Thursday, 26 December 2013 03:21 PM

    We don't like Indian exposing truth to the world. But we don't mind China or Russia making photographs, because they are our boys.

    giraffe heart Friday, 27 December 2013 04:44 AM

    Neloufer, please understand Sri Lankan war affected people. if you are properly 'educated' Army is for the protection of the people of the country. I mean people centered Government and Army.

    giraffe heart Thursday, 26 December 2013 04:40 PM

    when I travel to North of Sri lanka, I see many army camps with heavy security. I have a question whom are they protecting? I still see hundreds of miles on both sides of the road broken empty houses. where are the people?

    giraffe heart Thursday, 26 December 2013 04:45 PM

    If the army is clean, why are they afraid of a camera man?

    Yakka Thursday, 26 December 2013 05:00 PM

    Mad !
    You go to Dubal and tell this kind of thing to them.
    You will get 100 lashes free of charge.

    Dan Thursday, 26 December 2013 07:31 AM

    Preparing for the vilification campaign before the UNHRC session. Good job army.

    Real Peace Thursday, 26 December 2013 07:45 PM


    ....but we are supposed to live in a democratic and free country.

    sutha Friday, 27 December 2013 05:31 AM

    HSZ in peoples living area? mean in village? is there any HSZ in Hambantoda villages? Galle villages? Why SL gov need to have HSZ in Tamils villages?
    Army should be in boarder of the country not in the own peoples home. WTF

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 26 December 2013 07:55 AM

    "Tamil Prabhkaran" the name says it all, he should be jailed here on charges of spying, until the fat lady comes and rescues him.

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