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President orders impartial inquiry over Jaffna Uni students’ deaths

22 October 2016 12:25 pm - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the authorities to conduct an impartial inquiry into the death of the two Jaffna University students, Presidential Media Unit said.

“I learned with grief the news of the deaths of two Jaffna University students. Ordered compensation and an immediate independent inquiry,” the President tweeted.

President Sirisena said steps would be taken to pay compensations to parents of the students.

  Comments - 14

  • Sugath Sunday, 23 October 2016 08:55 AM

    Sri Lanka police trying to imitate the US police where almost every month a unarmed man (mainly from the minority -nonwhite) is killed by police shoting. Perhaps we are influenced by US human rights standards. via DM Android App

    COVER Sunday, 23 October 2016 09:11 AM

    Standard feature we all know

    kamal Saturday, 22 October 2016 12:34 PM

    can you remember Sajent nalla thammbi passed away at a checkpoint. Sometime two students are wrong. President well said we have to do impartial finding. if two students were not obeied to police orders then their fault we have to do the justice for both parties. Split personalities are supported one party that is wrong.

    Kathir Saturday, 22 October 2016 01:02 PM

    In order to keep peace in ethnic areas, first of all Tamil police for Tamil area,Muslim police for Muslims living area and Sinhalese Police for all Sinhalese speaking regions.This is the best ways.You can not maintain peace with Sinhalese police in Jaffna.It is imposed le.Even Sinhalese police speak Tamil if is not enough.and all these five Sinhalese police should be given death sentence to calm down the situation

    Maya Saturday, 22 October 2016 01:03 PM

    Sgt Nallathamni, died in the midst of JVP insurgency. Now peace time. No need to shoot.

    dd Saturday, 22 October 2016 01:08 PM

    Can arrest Cannot kill via DM Android App

    TJ Saturday, 22 October 2016 01:13 PM

    May be these two boys unintentionally or deliberately disobeyed the police order to stop. But the attempt made by the police to cover it up as an accident raises many questions.

    ranil Saturday, 22 October 2016 01:23 PM

    Shouldn't all inquiries be impartial? If an inquiry is partial then the outcome of the inquiry do not have any validity as then it is partial to one party. So it is useless to have a partial inquiry any way.

    Gayan Saturday, 22 October 2016 01:26 PM

    No such comments when the Ambilipitiya youth thrown off from the building. Different laws for different parts of the country?

    Bala Saturday, 22 October 2016 01:52 PM

    No wonder people have no faith in any inquiry - police or other governmental authority as we have two types - partil and impartial inquiries admitted by the President. Hence call for international judges.

    Selvyn Saturday, 22 October 2016 01:55 PM

    Its very pathetic to see the loss of two undergraduates. Shooting should be the last resort. They are the asset of the family via DM Android App

    Saman Saturday, 22 October 2016 02:28 PM

    Is the president always required to order to do things impartially? What if president not order to do so means no impartial inquiry?. President should instruct only once "do not wait till I tell you to do the necessity"

    Vignes Saturday, 22 October 2016 03:12 PM

    Why police try to cover up?

    Hairam Saturday, 22 October 2016 03:26 PM

    Seems like Sri Lanka haven't learned lessons from the past... One should look back Sri Lankas bitter history....now tamils need immediate justice in this particular incident.. God bless SL and SL tamils.


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