TNA condemns incident

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has, in a media statement, condemned Friday’s incident in Jaffna, where two undergrads were killed.

Full text of the statement:

The TNA unequivocally condemns the incident that took place in Jaffna today, killing of 2 university students.

The leader of the TNA, and The Leader of the Opposition, R Sampanthan MP met 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.

Sampanthan who 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 expresses its deep regret about this incident and would like to convey its condolences to the families, friends, and the loved ones of those deceased.

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