Police registration made mandatory to Wellawatte Tamil residents
[TamilNet, Thursday, 08 July 2010, 14:56 GMT]
Tamil residents in Wellawatte in Colombo division are reported to have been instructed by the police to register with the local police station immediately. An announcement had been made through loudhailers fixed in three wheelers and some vehicles Wednesday, residents of the area said. Police sources said the procedure was intended to account for the large number of Tamils who had returned from abroad and staying in several hotels and lodges.
However the Police media spokesman Mr.Preshantha Jayakody told media that it was news to him and he wanted to check with his superiors.
With the end of the war the police informed the public that there was no need for the civilians to register them with the respective police station. Hence no registration is entertained by the police in the island, sources said.
Suddenly the announcement has caused tension among Tamil population, civil sources said.