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Norwegian Tamil poet and actor V.I.S Jeyapalan has been arrested in Sri Lanka for violating visa regulations.

Jaffna-born Jeyapalan was arrested yesterday at Mankulam in the country's north, police spokesman Ajith Rohana said.
 
Rohana said Oslo-based Jeyapalan, who was in the country on a tourist visa, has been arrested for holding seminars in Jaffna. "He was reported to have taken part in gatherings aimed at causing communal unrest," Rohana said.
 
The police spokesman said the Tamils living outside the country can visit any place in the island but they cannot be allowed to disrupt the peace and normalcy in the country.
 
Jeyapalan, who is a popular Sri Lankan Tamil poet, also acted in several Indian movies and he was awarded National Award for his acting in Tamil movie Aadukalam. (Hindustan Times)

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  • NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Saturday, 23 November 2013 09:53 AM

    Jaffna Tamil with Norwegian Passport but has Indian IOC card, how ? Is he awarded National Award for his acting in "Srilankan Aadukalam".

    Grace Saturday, 23 November 2013 10:00 AM

    He should be tried and punished according to the law to deter other from doing so.

    Roman Saturday, 23 November 2013 10:03 AM

    he worked for RAW not live in Norway but has Norway passport.

    SPT.Selvan Saturday, 23 November 2013 10:04 AM

    He worked for LTTE Balakumar and Indian RAW.

    norman Saturday, 23 November 2013 10:08 AM

    He has Indian OIC card its illegal in Norway under Norwegian Nationals Law..

    james bond Saturday, 23 November 2013 10:14 AM

    from the news item it reveals,arreszt has deferent reasons.give artists of all kind,free visa.

    Piyumi Saturday, 23 November 2013 10:31 AM

    Whether he is award winning actor or not is immaterial. If he violates rules and regulations of Sri Lanka he or she should be dealt with appropriately.

    Deepan Saturday, 23 November 2013 10:42 AM

    Continue and continue but we all have to wait and see, how long can you continue?

    Dasan Saturday, 23 November 2013 10:44 AM

    Must be deported. This is not a country for terrorism. do your business in Norway or so called UK where your loosing people are living.

    Yugan Saturday, 23 November 2013 10:55 AM

    its too bad

    Tamilboy Saturday, 23 November 2013 11:49 AM

    If you talk to more than one person at time is a seminar according to Sri Lankan latest regulation..

    janushan Sunday, 24 November 2013 01:38 PM

    If you analyse his past, he was not a LTTE supporter at all. Moreover he has many critics about LTTE as well. The real problem is that as a poet , how can he deny to praise MR regime.

    Jacoob Monday, 25 November 2013 01:00 AM

    Now that he will realise, regret and become a supporter of LTTE. Well done srilanka .

    ram Monday, 25 November 2013 01:54 AM

    All should understand first Sri Lanka is not an safe country for foreigners please avoid visiting.
    This should be publish in all international medias.

    MorninTroll Monday, 25 November 2013 03:27 AM

    So a 'Safe' country would allow people to work on tourist visas?

    MorninTroll Monday, 25 November 2013 03:28 AM

    I guess you boy's have problems counting...


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