Sri Lankan President Maithiripala Sirisena, visited Jaffna on Tuesday to meet the parents and to assure them of special hearings on the brutal gang rape. Although the visit was interpreted as a public relations stunt by the SL president, who came to power with the votes of the Tamil-speaking people, sources who witnessed his presence with the victims said the visit was conducted in a simple manner. The SL president also met a selected group of student representatives. He also visited the Buddhist Vihara in Jaffna. Journalists who accompanied him were the only ones allowed to cover his visit. The Chief Minister of NPC, Justice Wigneswaran accompanied the SL president during his meeting with the victims and the students in Jaffna