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Thinakkural ( a Tamil Daily) vehicle hijacked in Colombo

Three persons clad in police uniform hijacked a white van belonging to Thinakkural newspaper at Wallís Lane in Modera, Monday 6:30 p.m., claiming that they were suspicious over documents that were in the van.

Hijackers dropped the driver off the vehicle at Kelaniya in Gampaha police division.

Later, the driver S. Selvarajah was detained at Modera police station.

Recently, SL government quarters exerted pressure on Thinakkural administration while various actors, including those operated by SL military, were competing to buy the shares of the paper.

TN

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