Civil, Military officials review law and order situation in Jaffna
[TamilNet, Friday, 22 October 2004, 15:25 GMT]
Civil and Military officials in Jaffna, Friday, reviewed the deteriorating law and order situation in the peninsula at a discussion held in the Jaffna courthouse with Jaffna Magistrate Mr.R.T.Viknarajah in the chair, sources said.
Major General Sunil Tennekon, Jaffna area commander of the Sri Lanka Army, Major Thilakaratne of 511 Brigade, Major Jayatilake of 51 Brigade, Major Fernando of 512 Brigade and police officials and civil officials including Jaffna Municipal Commissioner Dr.S.Gunarasa attended the discussions.
Mr.Viknarajah advised security and civil officials to work out a scheme to improve law and order situation and to remove checkpoints that are hindering the free movement of public in the Jaffna town.
The discussion also centred on complaints that several unlawful activities including illegal removal of sand and sale of illicitly brewed liquor.
It was pointed out at the discussion that the Police are not taking any action to stop removal of sand from Ariyalai east division even after the Jaffna Magistrate instructed the Police to take prompt action against such offences.
Jaffna police officials said that they have not received co-operation from other security agencies in the area for taking preventive measures, sources said.
Such offences are taking place in close proximity to high security zones in the peninsula, civil officials pointed out at the discussion.