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Maximum punishment for perpetrators - President in Jaffna

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President Maithripala Sirisena, who visited Jaffna today said a special court (Trial-at-Bar) will be set up to ensure speedy justice in the case of the gang rape and brutal slaying of the schoolgirl at Pungudutivu in Jaffna.
“We cannot let such incidents to happen again in any part of the country,” he emphasised when he met students from 17 schools in the Northern Province at a meeting held at the Wembady Girls School in Jaffna.
Later, at the Jaffna Governor's residence, the President met the parents of 18-year-old Sivaloganathan Vithya, who was allegedly gang-raped and killed last week. He expressed his deepest regret over this senseless tragedy which shocked and shook the country.
The President also asked the students how they were faring with their educational activities and about any shortcomings in their educational requirements.
The students told the President about the lack of infrastructure facilities, lecturers, a sports complex and the problems they face regarding transport to and from school.
He assured them that a special educational officer would be appointed to deal with their educational problems.
The President's special attention was drawn to issues relating to the drug menace prevalent among school children in Jaffna. He said he would inform the security officers to be vigilant about this matter.
He later visited the historic Naga Viharaya in Jaffna and participated in religious observances. The President met the Chief Incumbent and inquired about any difficulties they faced.
The Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran and Deputy Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran accompanied the President.
Angry residents earlier held violent protests over the killing of the student and the delay in producing the culprits in Court. The police arrested nine suspects including three members of one family who are alleged to have been directly involved in the brutal crime. They were produced in Court and remanded.
Nearly 130 protesters were also arrested on charges of stoning and damaging the Jaffna Court Complex and attacking the police.

  Comments - 15

  • Gamini Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:26 PM

    Well done Mr. President.

    Karigalan Tuesday, 26 May 2015 06:39 PM

    God bless u Sir

    Darm Tuesday, 26 May 2015 06:43 PM

    Come on guys, this is Yahapalanam fed by INGOS and UN. More to come - stay tunes, relax and watch same as Libya, Iraq, etc.!

    shantha gamlath Tuesday, 26 May 2015 07:10 PM

    Good move. Go ahead.

    Ryan Tuesday, 26 May 2015 04:05 PM

    we like to see some action. not mere words via DM Android App

    panicking the North people Tuesday, 26 May 2015 03:59 PM

    Let us start from this from previous regime king cancer.According to all evidenaces, he is the main reason for this and now sit silent behind on this. All these happened greedy of power, wanting to come into politics by panicking the North people

    Let US check with Namal - Mihin air Tuesday, 26 May 2015 04:04 PM

    Let US check with Namal. Because he is also famous in this work. Most of the air hosters girls are affected by him

    Vergine Hunter Tuesday, 26 May 2015 04:08 PM

    200% I agree with you. I have been flying many times with mihin airlines. most of the airline girls are speaking about this. Most of them have given job in the airlines after playing by king cancer.s son Namal.

    lkboy Tuesday, 26 May 2015 04:09 PM

    I dont understand this special court. Can you please setup one for the mega financial rogues also?

    oh Fake lawyer does this also Tuesday, 26 May 2015 04:12 PM

    oh Fake lawyer does this also? today only i knew this. If he is a qualified lawyer he will not do like this as long as he knows the rules and regulations. But he doenst know anything of the law. with father.s influence he just became as lawyer with someone.s examination help just sitting in the ac room. All pawul paksa have full of fake things. I feel sorry for this school girl

    Chamode Tuesday, 26 May 2015 04:12 PM

    well MS, going to Jaffna to sort the mess out is the best step at the moment.

    dilip Tuesday, 26 May 2015 04:13 PM

    Dear Mr President, why is that you and some in the government are giving special attention to this girl. It is sad what happened. The punishment should be the same to anyone who has done a crime of this nature. There were Sinhelese girls who were raped and killed before. Did any of you light a candle or spoke about it? Funny politics.

    simon Tuesday, 26 May 2015 04:21 PM

    What happened to the rape done by 15 year old boy to a 65 years old woman recently in Warakapola few weeks ago as per newspaper ??

    simon Tuesday, 26 May 2015 04:22 PM

    This is your imagination or do you have any proof ??

    Vigneswaran Wednesday, 27 May 2015 03:04 PM

    You have shown that you treat your people all alike

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