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Man arrested in connection with the murder of journalist Nimalarajan in Britain

The war crimes unit of the British police has arrested a man in connection with the murder of a Tamil international journalist in a high security zone in the North 20 years ago.

An 48-year-old man arrested in connection with the February 22 murder of journalist Mylvaganam Nimalarajan in Northamptonshire has been released but is still being investigated, police said.

This is considered to be the first arrest made by a foreign police in connection with a war crime in Sri Lanka. Police have not yet revealed the name or origin of the person arrested.

“This is an important development in a sensitive and complex investigation,” said Richard Smith, commander-in-chief of the London Metropolitan Police’s counter-terrorism command.

“There may be people who have more information, especially regarding Nimalarajan’s assassination. We urge them to come forward and help bring justice to Nimalarajan’s family members. ”

Those wishing to provide details can send the information directly to the War Crimes Division at [email protected].

The London Police War Crimes Unit believes that members of the Sri Lankan community who have arrived in the UK may have more information.

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