Sri Lanka's IGP visits Jaffna

[TamilNet, Monday, 18 October 2004, 13:15 GMT]
Sri Lanka's 29th Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr.Chandra Fernando paid his first official visit Monday to Jaffna after he assumed his new position. '' More police personnel fluent in Tamil language would be appointed to police stations in Jaffna district,'' he told officers-in-charge local police stations at a conference held at the regional police headquarters located in Kankesanthurai, police sources said.

IGP inquired from local police officials the shortcomings and needs to main law and order and to improve public-police relationship in the future, sources added.

He arrived in Palaly airport where Sri Lanka Army's regional headquarters is located.

Around one p.m. he toured Jaffna town and held a conference at the Jaffna office of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM).

He is reported to have inquired from the SLMM monitors regarding the ground situation and problems they face. The discussion was held at the request of the IGP, SLMM sources said.

Thereafter, he visited Ariyakulam Naga Vihare where he attended special religious observances.

He left Jaffna late evening. Security in Jaffna town and its suburbs were strengthened during his visit.

 

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