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Some public servants in Jaffna staged a demonstration opposite the Jaffna District Secretariat alleging that the presence of armed gangs is creating a fear psychosis making it difficult to carry out their duties. They demanded an assurance of safety from the government.

The public servants said the recent disclosure by the Assistant Lands Commissioner of Batticaloa about a land grab had resulted in him being shot and injured.

"Immediate action should be taken to arrest the perpetrators of this crime," one of them said.

The protesters said when the public servants were discharging their lawful duties, the shooting by these armed groups had led to frustration among them and the failure to arrest them had made the other public servants also to fear for their lives.

The protesters handed over a petition detailing their demands to Jaffna District Secretary Nagalingam Vedanayagam. He said he would inform the Ministry of Law and order and the Police about this situation. (Romesh Madushanka)

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  • Manuel Benjamin Thursday, 02 March 2017 02:53 PM

    All lies, the majority of Jaffna people says - Our Army is very good and they are moving with the public very friendly and very helpful too. CM - Vigneswaran only behind this scene.

    Vijith Thursday, 02 March 2017 02:55 PM

    No this is the work of Wigneswaran who backs his people and create un-wanted problems. Army is working well peacefully, no problem at all.

    Desmond Jeromme Thursday, 02 March 2017 02:56 PM

    I have one of my Brother-in-Law holding a higher position in the Army and presently serving in Jaffna. He says, there is nothing on that nature, only Vigneswaran is playing games with his own gangsters, but it is controlled.

    T.K.M.R. Tamil Maran Thursday, 02 March 2017 03:07 PM

    Army no problem at all. People are living happily as usual in Jaffna. Only the dirty politicians like Wigneswaran creating divisions. President should intervene....

    LKcricket Thursday, 02 March 2017 03:26 PM

    Is Sarath Fonseka still in the parliament?

    melda Thursday, 02 March 2017 03:09 AM

    you reap what you harvest via DM Android App

    ravin Thursday, 02 March 2017 07:16 AM

    All agreed that everyone need a peace of mind to work. Let give time for police to do their investigation and arrest culprits.If we take law into our hands government servents will not be able to work with peace of mind. We all had a bitter experience in past few years.

    sobers Thursday, 02 March 2017 08:08 AM

    We have a huge Army, STF, Police and other defense services, why can't the authorities get rid of all Thugs, Rowdies, Murderers, Drug peddlers etc......and make this disciplined country.

    yahiya Thursday, 02 March 2017 08:40 AM

    Defense ministry must come under Sarath Fonseka.

    TONY Friday, 03 March 2017 12:23 AM

    THE GOVT SHOULD CANCEL ALL GUN LICENSES AND ASK ALL TO SURRENDER THEIR ARMS AND AMMUNITION.

    Ranger Thursday, 02 March 2017 11:23 AM

    Very correct coment

    perera Thursday, 02 March 2017 11:29 AM

    There should not be any mercy for the underworld and their sponsors despite where they operate and how powerful. Should eliminate them and society should be free from weapons.


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