LTTE opens Sampoor Police Station

[TamilNet, Friday, 08 November 2002, 17:01 GMT]
The first Tamil Eelam Police Station in the Trincomalee district was declared open Friday morning at Sampoor, a village in Mutur east. The President of the Mutur Mosques Federation, Mr.Alhaj S.M.Javabdeen, unveiled the name board of the Police Station. Mr. Uthayan, Trincomalee District Commander of the LTTE opened the new police station by cutting the ribbon.

Sampoor police station.
Mr.Alhaj S.M.Javabdeen, President of the Mutur Mosques Federation univeiling the name board of the Sampoor LTTE police station.
Earlier Mr. Kunchan, head of the Trincomalee district LTTE Intelligence unit lit the flame of sacrifice. Mr Uthayan then hoisted the Tamil Eelam flag.

The head of the Tamil Eelam Police in Trincomalee district Mr. Avaikumaran hoisted the Tamil Eelam Police flag. Mr.Kangai Alagan, Batticaloa district Tamil Eelam Police head was present.

Mr. Kannalan from Vanni represented the North East Tamil Eelam Police head Mr.Nadesan.

Sampoor police station.
LTTE Trinco district commander Uthayan opening the Sampoor police station by cutting the ribbon.
Several Trincomalee leaders of the LTTE, teachers, principals, leading Muslim citizens in Muttur also participated at the opening event.

Mr.Tilak, Trincomalee District Political head of the LTTE addressing the gathering said "Our Police service is one of the three main components of the administrative framework of the LTTE. The other two are Tamil Eelam judiciary and Banking service. Tamil Eelam Police is functioning in the northeast since 1991."

"The main aim of our police service is to curb crime in areas which are under our control. We intend to open more police stations in future," Mr.Tilak said.

Sampoor police station.
First complaint is being received at the Sampoor Police station, 08 November 2002.
Mr. Avaikumaran presiding over the meeting said Sampoor police station is the first in the Trincomalee district but it is the nineteenth in the northeast area held by the LTTE.

Alhaj S.M.Javabdeen said that the new police station would serve all communities and would help to address issues and disputes promptly.

Rev.Terrence of Methodist Church, Trincomalee and Mr.Sivanandan Kurukkal also gave their blessings to the institution and its officers. Vote of thanks was proposed by the Officer-in-Charge of the newly opened Sampoor Police Station Mr.Thevathas.

The first day itself several residents lodged complaints at the police station.

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