JHU wants total crackdown on ex-LTTEers in NE

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The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) today claimed that ex-LTTE cadres might be behind the criminal activities taking place in the Northern and Eastern Provinces and called for a total crackdown on the 12,600 of them who were released after rehabilitation.

"The Government should carry out a thorough check on all former LTTEers to determine their current circumstances and activities and arrest if found to be connected to any criminal activities," JHU National Organiser Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe told a media briefing.

He claimed that two underground criminal gangs known as the ‘Aava Group’ and the ‘Baava Group’ allegedly led by ex-LTTEers are terrorising people in the Northern Province by indulging in thefts, crimes, kidnapping, extortion and other criminal activities.

Mr. Warnasinghe said they felt that ex-LTTEers who had fought against our security forces with their well-trained skills in the battlefield should not be released after a few months of rehabilitation.

“They still have their old attitudes prompting them to carry out anti-social activities. They are violating the peace, law and order in the provinces. Therefore, it is high time for the government to direct the law enforcement to put a stop to this chaotic situation,” he said.

Describing the deaths of the two Jaffna University students as unfortunate, he said the law should be enforced in all parts of the country without fear or favour regardless of caste, creed or social status.

Referring to the sword attack on the two Intelligent Service officers in Chunnakam, he said retaliation against the alleged police shooting was unacceptable because the law has to take its course.
Meanwhile, he said the Tamil politicians in the two provinces were responsible for the chaotic situation there because they were falling over each other to gain political mileage from what's happening there. (Piyumi Fonseka)

  Comments - 13

  • pras Tuesday, 25 October 2016 10:11 PM

    you joined yahapalanaya now you know your mistake. bring back Gota via DM Android App

    lokka Wednesday, 26 October 2016 12:47 PM

    these kind of peoples wants to keep the country in unrest to do their's dirty politics

    TJ Tuesday, 25 October 2016 11:52 PM

    Without knowing the ground situation, you guys are shooting in the dark. Come out of your LTTE phobia.

    Dhanush Wednesday, 26 October 2016 12:31 AM

    yes they are studyin in jaffna university also via DM Android App

    Ruvan Wednesday, 26 October 2016 01:06 AM

    International community which is now friendly towards SL should be kept informed about activities in Jaffna because the LTTE sympathising diaspora might be behind the gangsters or terrorists.

    tomsam Wednesday, 26 October 2016 01:10 AM

    Why not go after all Eelam Tamils as had been the pattern since 1948????

    Park Wednesday, 26 October 2016 02:25 AM

    CM Vigneswaran was fueling LTTE feelings by his "genocide" resolution and "Eluga Thamil" protest. This is the result of those actions Vigneswaran has to take full responsibility for the lawlessness and the hartal that happening in the North every day. Its true police committed a crime and the courts will look into it.

    Nilhan Jayawardene Wednesday, 26 October 2016 05:50 AM

    Let the security people do there job. This man trying to score political points. Keep out of it totally as president almost went on the wrong track recently.

    Janatha Thursday, 27 October 2016 06:15 AM

    Simple solution. Tamil policemen for Tamil areas!

    modaya jhu modaya Wednesday, 26 October 2016 06:50 AM

    Simple solution - shoot all of them - by you

    Tamil youths Wednesday, 26 October 2016 07:02 AM

    If it so. WHY????? the govt or NGO does not provide any livelyhood to support their families. All talking but no action. Their products can be easily exported to world as so many tamils live all over the world. Money for them

    sam Wednesday, 26 October 2016 09:08 AM

    Have you only opend up your eyes now what were you all doing when this idiotic govt was just releasing all those ex LTTErs without any monitoring. Thanks you idiotds we and the country is back to problems again.

    SL Wednesday, 26 October 2016 09:23 AM

    Yesterday there was a police officer attacked in Kilinochchi.is the UNP gvt and the TNA waiting the same thing to repeat like before 83? .Where is the IGP? why the police is allowing these crooks to take the low into their hand ?


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