Jaffna youths disinterested in joining police force

[TamilNet, Thursday, 17 September 2009, 05:23 GMT]
Despite efforts made by Minister Douglas Devananda to recruit Tamil young men and women from Jaffna district to serve in the police stations in Jaffna district only a few of them have shown interest, sources in Jaffna said. The minister made a public request in the media again Wednesday calling the Tamil youths to join the police force. Meanwhile, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) including its parliamentary leader R. Sampanthan and civil society representatives in Jaffna expressed strong protest against this scheme pointing out that the government, without placing a just political solution for the Tamils, is using this as a ploy to deceive the Tamils showing that it is sharing police powers with the Tamils in Jaffna.

“This is a dangerous scheme of the government which does not respect the sentiments of Tamils,” TNA sources said.

According to the minister’s scheme, which is approved by the President of Sri Lanka, 500 Tamil young men and women are to be appointed for the posts of Inspectors, Constables and Drivers in Jaffna district, the minister said in his request.


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