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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2680

'Sri Lankan police intelligence very low,' claims leading estate political party

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting from Colombo for Asian Tribune

Colombo, 13 June, (Asiantribune.com):The Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) has come down hard on the police force, stating that its intelligence capacity is at an extremely low status. CWC's Vice President R. Yogarajan made these statements reacting to a recent regulation imposed in some parts of the country which insisted on all Tamils to register themselves in those respective area police stations due to security reasons.

"Our police intelligence is so low that they think they can catch the LTTE cadres as soon as all Tamils register themselves. Such a move will only result in our people getting harassed and further alienated," he said.

Mr. Yogarajan also emphasized that those who had infiltrated from the North, would have done so when the regulations were lifted during the period of the United National Front regime. "They are not going to come and infiltrate now," he noted.

The party has also requested a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapakse to discuss this issue.

Meanwhile, during a meeting between Inspector General of Police Chandra Fernando and the CWC leadership, the IGP is reported to have assured the CWC that he will do his best to cancel this newly re-imposed regulation.

The re-imposed regulation in Kandy and Galle demands that all Tamils living in these districts register themselves with those respective police stations while in some other parts the police have also demanded the photographs of the Tamils for registration.

- Asian Tribune -

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