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Monday, 25 April 2016 - 12:29
R. Sampandan says he did not visit an Army camp- Govt states no Opp. Leader did not follow protocols
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Opposition Leader R. Sampandan says that he did not forcibly enter an army camp. 

He told Hiru News that he visited only some lands believed to be owned by Tamil people in Kilinochchi.

Media reported that Opposition Leader R. Sampandan and a group of TNA MPs forcibly entered an army camp at Paravipanjaan on April 16th

TNA MPs S. Sridaran and M.A. Sumandiran have also joined the Opposition Leader during this visit. 

The commanding officer of the Paravipanjan Army camp  lodged a complaint with the police with regard to the visit by the Opposition Leader and other visitors. 

A spokesman of the Kilinochchi police told our news team that an investigation has already been initiated.

When our news team contacted the army media unit, one of its spokesmen said that the Opposition Leader had inspected the camp without prior notification.

Meanwhile the minister of Skills Development and Vocation Training , Mahinda Samarasinghe said during a media conference this morning there were no restrictions place on the opposition leader to visit  army camps in the North.

However minister Samarasinghe said that the Opposition leader had not followed protocol, and the methos used is being disputed.

 

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