SECURITY FORCES DENY RUMOURS & EXAGGERATED CRIME REPORTS
[Updated :: 2010-05-08 13:30:30
It has been observed that certain unscrupulous elements operating
for undisclosed agendas and targets are flexing muscles to disrupt
normalcy in the Jaffna peninsula by propagating falsehoods, regarding
its prevailing security situation in the past three months vis-à-vis
several incidence of criminal activities.
As economic boom among the Jaffna populace are fast blossoming and
the government’s ‘Northern Spring’ development programme in full
swing, particularly after the Security Forces dispensed with previous
security restrictions, life in Jaffna has dramatically improved
and changed for the better with the new air of freedom for movement
and travel. This has been widely visible in every corner of the
peninsula in addition to the crowds visiting Jaffna on a daily basis.
Despite this re-awakening, civil crime rate in the whole of the
peninsula, during the past three months (February-April) remains
relatively very low and does not at all relate to any breakdown
in public security as alleged by those interested parties.
At present Police in respective divisions in the peninsula are conducting
investigations into a handful of crimes, committed in the period
More than six suspects, including a provincial political leader
of a recognized political party have been taken into custody in
connection with three crimes. Similarly, the Police have interrogated
dozens of people in respective areas regarding two other those crimes
and continue to conduct extensive investigations due to lack of
eye witnesses and evidence.
Police with the support of Security Forces are working round the
clock to maintain law and order in the peninsula while trying to
nab those culprits, responsible for criminal acts. Police and the
Security Forces, taking all possible measures are determined to
net all those criminals, irrespective of their links, social status
or different affiliations, in order to ensure a civil society, free
from intimidation, thuggery, extortions, murder and all forms of
Law enforcement against such crimes in no way should be surmised
or interpreted as an impediment to the status quo or a security
threat, as rumoured by interested elements, both here and abroad,
operating with sinister moves. The public is also therefore requested
to liaise with the Police or Security Forces or Civil Affairs Coordinating
office in Jaffna, in case they need to provide information on any
anti-social elements or activities..
( Courtesy Army.lk)