Saturday’s shooting incident, in which a police officer was killed, showed the breakdown in the law and order situation in Jaffna today, National Co-existence, Dialogue and Official Languages Minister Mano Ganesan said.
He said the IGP and the other senior police officers in charge of the region should take responsibility for the shooting and said immediate action should be taken against the culprits.
Meanwhile, the minister criticized the police spokesman for his statement that the shooting was not planned.
“The spokesman said the incident was neither planned nor the judge was targeted. He said some drunken men had suddenly snatched a gun from a police officer and fired shots at the others. If snatching a weapon of a police officer is not planned, then is it a normal occurrence? This is a joke,” he told journalists at his ministry.
Raj Monday, 24 July 2017 09:22 PM
I am originally from North. I am 68 years old and living in UK for the past 45 years. You all remember during 70s North produced hundreds of well educated and well mannered people. Today the same North is producing gangsters. Jaffna is becoming a no go area. I blame mainly those living in abroad for the current situation. If North continue to do this there is no future for Tamils.
Bala Monday, 24 July 2017 10:24 PM
As a responsible Minister he should not try to score poiints. Let the Police do their job instead of giving his ideas without having been at the spot nor interviewed the two arrested persons and finding out their backgrounds. Typical politico thinking he knows everything.
Sofia Monday, 24 July 2017 10:29 PM
So if your employee is shot by someone, would you take responsibility for the shooting. The policeman did not shoot, he was shot. So why should IGP or DIG take responsibility and for what ?? Everytime something happens, ifsome senior is responsible, the President should have taken responsibility for everything and resigned 20 months ago.
ceylon Monday, 24 July 2017 10:46 PM
remove police spokesman.he illeagaly interfeared the court system during ambilipiya killing but no punishment.his works like a drunken fool. via DM Android App
SL Monday, 24 July 2017 11:35 PM
Ruvanthi Tuesday, 25 July 2017 12:42 AM
Failure of you liberal appeasers. This is the Tamil Tiger rump. Government trying to cover up LTTE Pistol gang types again.
Ganesh Tuesday, 25 July 2017 10:14 AM
The police spoke person should not have rushed into his verdict instead should have waited till the actual culprits were to be apprehended .He can not be a. Just conman like a passerby .This was not something unhesitating but seemed to have been premeditated .Victim were two police officers narrowly escaped victim was a Judge .Just because it happened in Jaffna ,one can not simply attribute it to former LTTE
Jay Tuesday, 25 July 2017 10:23 AM
The social system in the NP has broken down. Disaster left by the LTTE. Drugs, gangs and guns rule. Gotabaya is the man bring this under control.
Freddy Yong Tuesday, 25 July 2017 11:04 AM
The North is also Sri Lanka and there is a joker of a Minister with the name board of LAW
Hari Tuesday, 25 July 2017 11:06 AM
Not only in Jaffna LAW N ORDER collapse in SRILANKAN
channa jasenthuliyana Tuesday, 25 July 2017 02:27 PM
Naga Ramalingam Tuesday, 25 July 2017 10:00 PM
He is a Dialogue Minister, so he should be more careful of what he talks. Leave the investigation to the Police, and don't rush to conclusions whether it was planned or spur of the moment by drunken mob. This is the problem with Mano Ganesan, he should think twice before he talks.
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