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President orders impartial inquiry over Jaffna Uni students’ deaths

2016-10-22 12:25:16
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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.


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  • kamal Saturday, 22 October 2016 12:34

    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.

    Reply : 37       17

    Maya Saturday, 22 October 2016 13:03

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

    Reply : 6       43

    Kathir Saturday, 22 October 2016 13:02

    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

    Reply : 23       48

    dd Saturday, 22 October 2016 13:08

    Can arrest Cannot kill via DM Android App

    Reply : 4       41

    TJ Saturday, 22 October 2016 13:13

    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.

    Reply : 2       42

    ranil Saturday, 22 October 2016 13:23

    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.

    Reply : 2       26

    Bala Saturday, 22 October 2016 13:52

    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.

    Reply : 6       28

    Gayan Saturday, 22 October 2016 13:26

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

    Reply : 31       24

    Selvyn Saturday, 22 October 2016 13:55

    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

    Reply : 3       31

    Saman Saturday, 22 October 2016 14:28

    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"

    Reply : 0       34

    Vignes Saturday, 22 October 2016 15:12

    Why police try to cover up?

    Reply : 2       30

    COVER Sunday, 23 October 2016 09:11

    Standard feature we all know

    Reply : 0       6

    Hairam Saturday, 22 October 2016 15:26

    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.

    Reply : 10       38

    Sugath Sunday, 23 October 2016 08:55

    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

    Reply : 0       11

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