Kopay attack main suspect an ex-LTTE cadre: IGP

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IGP Pujith Jayasundare who is on a visit to Jaffna today said that the main suspect involved in the attack on two police constables in Kopay was a former LTTE member.

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said Jaffna Senior DIG Roshan Fernando was leading the investigations while the security in the area was tightened following the incident.

The gangsters who arrived on four motorcycles had attacked police constables Surendra and Dhammika of the Kopay Police with swords and clubs on Sunday afternoon while they were inquiring into a complaint in an area close to the Nanthavil Amman Kovil in Kondavil.

The injured constables are warded at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital.

Police said they suspect the gangsters to be members of the North-based 'Aawa' group. (By Darshana Sanjeewa)

 

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  • Haramanis Tuesday, 01 August 2017 09:00 AM

    The IGP and the Govt should recognize the warning signs of the beginnings of terrorism - disruption and making ineffective law and order, disruption of government organizations and functioning, societal order etc. Its time to take strong action to control the situation!

    thiru Tuesday, 01 August 2017 11:45 AM

    It is strange to safety of the people. Investigate against Aawa and arrest all of them including the founder and funder

    ceylon Tuesday, 01 August 2017 02:35 PM

    wimal weerawansa was jvp killer during 1987 to 1990.why not action against him terrors. via DM Android App


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