Fear for State armed forces remain among Jaffna residents – Ranil

[TamilNet, Monday, 14 December 2009, 14:19 GMT]
Ranil Wicremasinghe, the leader of the opposition, currently in Jaffna canvassing for Sarath Fonseka in the presidential election, witnessed ordinary people getting down from their vehicles to stand at the edge of the road when they saw the convoy of vehicles he was travelling in happened to pass by. He expressed concern to the journalists travelling with him that the people of Jaffna are still gripped in fear of the armed forces and that he could see how they had been traumatized due to harassment and intimidation by the armed forces during the war.

Ranil Wickemasinghe told the journalists that he sincerely expects the people of Jaffna to move freely without fear or restrictions.

 

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