Exiled Tamil journalist invited by the NEW government is ARRESTED on return to Sri Lanka

Reports emerged on Wednesday night that an exiled Tamil journalist from the North-East had been arrested on arrival at Sri Lanka earlier during the day.

The journalist, who reportedly returned after being invited by the new government, was arrested at Katunayake airport.

It is not clear what the alleged offence is. He is expected to be produced before Negombo Magistrate Court on Thursday morning.