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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2558

President & Former President on Nallur Shooting

Colombo, 24 July, (

While President Maithripala Sirisena has condemned the killing of a police sergeant and promised action to protect judges, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has cautioned that the shooting incident should not be taken lightly.

A statement issued by the Presiden’t Office said President Sirisena had paid attention to the protective measures of the judges and instructed IGP Pujith Jayasundara to review the current situation to ensure enhanced protection for every judge in the country.

The President has also instructed the IGP and security authorities to deploy special police teams to investigate the Jaffna shooting incident, the release said.

President Sirisena while offering his deepest condolences to the family of Police sergeant Sarath Premachandra said that he is a great example to the entire Public service and the Police Department who has performed his duty with due diligence.

President Maithripala Sirisena also wished the police bodyguard of the High Court Judge injured in the incident, a speedy recovery.

In the meantime, ormer President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday urged the government not to take the killing of a police sergeant and wounding a constable at Nallur, Jaffna lightly.

The two policemen were providing protection to Jaffna High Court Judge M Illancheliyan, the former President said that the incumbent government had no regard for the safety and welfare of security forces and police personnel.

"The shooting incident should not be considered lightly", he told, adding that the government should take immediate action to prevent the recurrence of similar incidents.

- Asian Tribune -

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