A columnist with the Jaffna-based Udayan newspaper, who is also a doctor attached to the Anuradhapura Blood Bank, has been arrested by Sri Lankan military on the charge of entering an army facility accommodating the newly-recruited Tamil women in Kilinochchi. The person has been identified as Dr. Ratnasingham Shivashankar and the investigations have revealed that he had entered the army facility in Bharathipuram, Kilinochchi on Sunday pretending to be a relative of one of the new recruits. However, he had been questioning some of the Tamil recruits at the camp, and they had informed the authorities regarding the suspicious intruder. Initial investigations had revealed the intruder, who was serving at the Jaffna Hospital earlier, had been contributing to the Tamil daily. He is currently being detained in Mankulam.]]>


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