Friday, 22 May 2015 - 19:18
Chief Justice K Sri Pavan joins the IGP to visit Jaffna; immediate transfers to 5 police officers including SSPs
Chief Justice K. Sripavan and IGP N.K. Ilangakoon toured Jaffna today to ascertain the prevailing situation in the area after the mayhem developed following the murder of a school girl in Kayts.
The Chief Justice inspected the court complex that was damaged during the protest, and later he engaged in a discussion with the lawyers of Jaffna.
Meanwhile, all attorneys-at-law of Magistrate Courts in the North boycotted court duties today in protest of the attack on the Jaffna Court Complex.
Stones were pelted at the Court Complex following the public protest that demanded stern legal action against the rapists and murderers of the school girl in Punkuduthivu.
130 persons who behaved in an unruly manner during the protest in Jaffna town were arrested and remanded later.
Police have also arrested 9 suspects in connection with this crime incident, and they were remanded until June 1st when they were produced before Jaffna Magistrate.
Meanwhile, all Tamil medium schools in the Trincomalee District were closed today in protest of the incident.
Meanwhile, IGP N.K. Ilangakoon has transferred 5 senior police officers in charge of the Jaffna Division.
Among the transferred officers are: The SSP, the SP, the ASP, the Jaffna HQI and the Kayts HQI.
Police Media Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said that the transfers have been made according to current requirements and necessary replacements have also been made already.