Jaffna SLA Civil Affairs Office to go

[TamilNet, Sunday, 15 October 2000, 17:58 GMT]
The functions of the Sri Lanka army's civil affairs office in Jaffna will be transferred to the District Secretariat, government officials in the north said. The SLA's civil affairs office was in charge of controlling the passage of civilians from Jaffna. The change was due to a political decision sources said.

The transferring of the fundamental functions of the SLA Civil Affairs Office to the Kachcheri (District Secretariat) will ease the delay and burden of getting travel permits to leave Jaffna sources said.

Civilians in Jaffna who wish to travel to Colombo or any other part of the island have to apply to the SLA brigade headquarters in their area.

Their applications are then forwarded by the respective brigades to the SLA Civil Affairs office in Jaffna town which examines them and issues travel permits to those whom it thinks can be allowed to leave Jaffna.

The difficulties faced in obtaining travel permits from the Civil Affairs Office (CAO) has been cause for much grievance among civilians in the peninsula. There have been allegations of corruption in the issue of the travel permits by the CAO in the past.

In recent times the CAO has also been handling requests from civilians displaced from the war zones in the peninsula to visit and inspect their homes in areas recaptured by the SLA from the Liberation Tigers.

 

Latest 15 Reports
12.07.18 12:22   Photo
Genocidal Sri Lanka seizes ancient coastal hamlet of Tamil-speaking aborigines in Trincomalee
11.07.18 18:20  
Collaborationist sections of TNA lose significance, Wigneswaran holds key to unified Tamil polity
10.07.18 21:53  
SL Military Intelligence recommences recruitment of notorious ex-paramilitary operatives
09.07.18 22:30   Photo
Antiquities Ordinance used to justify Sinhalicisation of 48 locations in Mullaiththeevu
08.07.18 19:06   Photo
TNPF protests against Colombo's move to militarise Jaffna Fort
07.07.18 19:56   Photo
SL Police in Champoor blocks remembrance of Tamils massacred by SL military
06.07.18 23:17  
Jaffna University silent to Colombo's pressure, motives behind Fort excavation questioned
05.07.18 23:49  
Tamils need native movements to confront Colombo-centric environmental exploitations
04.07.18 20:29  
Geneva-based human rights regime is big disappointment: Tamil political prisoners
03.07.18 23:39   Photo
Source files from one of digital cameras witnessing 2009 genocide released to public domain
02.07.18 22:55   Photo
Macro-level approach needed to confront genocidal land grab in Mullaiththeevu
01.07.18 10:20  
Champoor Tamils experience trauma as Colombo trains marine forces in occupied Moothoor East
30.06.18 22:08   Photo
Colombo accelerates delinking of Tamil-speaking demographic contiguity in North-East
29.06.18 23:05   Photo
Sinhala colonisation chokes off territorial contiguity of Tamil homeland at Thennai-maravadi
28.06.18 23:38  
Sinhalas have come in big way, as opening of Kandyan Kingdom: Rt Rev Jebanesan
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=5498