By B.M. Murshideen
The Police have begun registering Tamils in the Wellawatte area under the police ordinance, the police said. However, the Democratic People’s Front charged the police of registering Tamils under section 23 of the Emergency regulations.
The General Secretary of the Democratic People’s Front and Western Provincial Councilor, Dr. N. Kumaragurubaran told Daily Mirror online that he made his protest to the DIG Colombo, H.M.D Herath on this issue.
DIG Herath had reportedly told Dr. Kumaragurubaran that they were instructed by the higher authority to register all the people including Tamils living in the area. The DIG also informed that they have commenced the registration process from the Western Province, Wellawatte Police division.