The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) unequivocally condemns the incident that took place in Jaffna today, killing 2 university students, press release issued by the Alliance says.
The leader of the TNA, and The Leader of the Opposition, Hon R Sampanthan MP has met His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena while attending an event in Trincomalee this morning and raised concerns regarding the incident. Since then, a special police unit has been deployed to Jaffna to investigate the incident on the orders of the President and the police officers who had allegedly involved in the incident has been taken into custody.
Hon. Sampanthan has also also spoke to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and expressed his dissatisfaction regarding the incident, has also requested the IGP to conduct an impartial investigation and take immediate action.
The TNA has expressed its deep regret about this incident and would like to convey its condolences to the families, friends, and the loved ones of those deceased.
Meanwhile media statement signed by Government Information Department’s News Director Hilmy Mohammed says five policemen were arrested in connection with the death of two Jaffna University students last night. They have been were interdicted with immediate effect.
“The CID has taken over the investigation into the death of the two Jaffna University students at Kankesanthurai in Jaffna while they were riding a motorbike,” the statement says.