Talawakelle-Lindula UC deputy chairman arrested

The Deputy Chairman of the Talawakelle-Lindula Urban Council, L. Bharathidasan, has been arrested by Talawakelle Police today (09).

A case was filed against him in connection with the protest organized against the renaming of the Thondaman Vocational Training Centre in Hatton as the ‘Pool Bank Vocational Training Centre’.

He was arrested over a warrant issued for failing to appear before the court on May 10, 2018.

Talawakelle Police said that the Deputy Chairman will be produced at the Nuwara-Eliya Court today.

The renaming of the Thondaman Vocational Training Centre had sparked protests by supporters of the Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) in October last year.

The training centre was established in 1998 by the late Sawmiya Murthi Thondaman to make vocational training in Tamil medium more accessible to plantation youth.

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