Leave of Police personnel cancelled in Jaffna

100 cops rushed from Vavuniya and Mannar

By Pradeep Prasanna Samarakoon and Lasitha Duminda

Northern Province Senior DIG, Roshan Fernando yesterday (04) decided to cancel leave of all policemen deployed in Jaffna District due to the deteriorating security situation in the area.

The Police have decided to increase the police presence in Jaffna due to the increasing criminal activities, including those of the Aava Group. Thus, the leave of policemen has been canceled until normalcy returns, a senior police officer told The Island.

Northern Province Senior DIG has also brought in 100 policemen from Vavuniya and Mannar to beef up the security in Jaffna.

IGP Pujith Jayasundara is scheduled to visit Jaffna on July 07 to assess the performance of the police.

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