An overseas travel ban was imposed on MP Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam today (June 06), on the orders of the Kilinochchi Magistrate’s Court.
The Jaffna District parliamentarian, who represents the All Ceylon Tamil Congress or Ahila Ilankai Thamil Congress (AITC), is accused of his complicity in obstructing the duties of police officers and verbally abusing them during a recent event.
On Sunday (04), Minister of Public Security Tiran Alles had called for a detailed report on the heated situation that had recently prevailed involving
the All Ceylon Tamil Congress leader and a group of police officers in Jaffna.
Accordingly, the Minister stated that the Senior Deputy Inspector General (SDIG) of Police of Jaffna had been informed to provide a special report on the incident as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Police had reportedly presented fact related to the matter to court yesterday (05 June).
A recent video being circulated on several social media platforms showed a heated situation between the MP and several officers, believed to be attached to the Jaffna Police, while Ponnambalam was engaging with area residents.