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One ‘Awa’ member killed during a clash with police in Manipai

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An individual was killed after police opened fire at suspected members of the ‘Awa’ group when they tried to attack a group of police officers at Manipai in Jaffna last night, police said.

They said six suspects who arrived on three motorcycles had attempted to attack the police officers with swords when they tried to arrest them at around 8.40 last night.

Police said a 22-year-old suspect was injured when the police opened fired at them and was succumbed to his injuries after admitted to the Jaffna Hospital.

Police said the other five suspects had fled the scene after the clash with the police. Police seized three swords and a motorcycle which were left behind by the suspects.

The deceased suspect was identified as Selwaratnam Kavigajan, a resident of Kodikaman.


  Comments - 5

  • Lanka putha Sunday, 21 July 2019 12:35 PM

    Awa and now giya. He was in the wrong business. His luck has run out. Please don't make this a tamil sinhalese issue. This is law and order.

    Ravivarman Sunday, 21 July 2019 01:27 PM

    A good action by police. In addition jaffna people believe Ava group operated by SL Army n Police. Further shooting like this on violent youngesters most of them are from jaffna low caste society must learn lessons. Let ordinary people live peacefully. Relevant piluce officer must be rewarded

    Anu Monday, 22 July 2019 09:47 AM

    Jaffna people believe that “Awa group” operates under the guidance

    Honda putha Monday, 22 July 2019 09:53 AM

    Dear Ravi, Don't you think this low caste high caste business also lead old velupilai to 30 years of nonsense. Isn't it something that the people in the north have created to bully a group of their own, and comes a point when they flip

    Thomas Monday, 22 July 2019 08:32 AM

    This type of thuggery and hooliganism be nipped in the bud. Police action in this case is appreciated Obey the countries Law and Order

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