Jaffna MC forms new Police unit with outfit similar to LTTE, taken into custody

Five uniforms belonging to the newly- established Police Unit by the Jaffna Municipal Council, which are similar to the LTTE police uniform, had been taken into custody by the Jaffna Police today.

Jaffna Mayor Visvalingam Manivannan said that a five-member Police unit has been established to protect the cleanliness of Jaffna.

The Mayor said the unit was established in order to take legal action against those who pollute the main streets of Jaffna, spit betel saliva on the road, litter the roads in numerous ways and those who do not follow health precautions.

It was reported that there are plans to impose a fine of Rs. 1000 to Rs. 5000 for unauthorized parking of vehicles.

According to the residents, the uniforms of the five-member Police unit were used during the war by the de facto LTTE police.

The Municipal Council officials have been instructed to report to the Jaffna Police Station to record statements regarding the establishment of the Police Unit and the role of the unit.

When the Daily Mirror contacted the Jaffna Police OIC, he said the police have opened a special probe into the incident. (Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya and Romesh Madushanka)



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