obligated to protect civilians: Jaffna Commander
The new Jaffna Commander Major General Susil Chandrapala after assuming
duties invited the top government officials in Jaffna and the LTTE
and promised the military co-operation to bring about the normalcy
in the daily life of people of Jaffna.
was attended by Jaffna GA S. Padmanathan, heads of departments,
other senior officials and secretaries of Pradreshiya Sabhas. The
Jaffna GA explained the difficulties and life related issues faced
by Jaffna people through a documentary.
Susil Chandrapala in his speech observed that the importance of
arriving at a final solution to overcome the hardships faced by
people in Jaffna and emphasised the unitary participation of the
military, LTTE and the government departments in restoring normalcy
in the peninsula.
that he could expect the same support from the LTTE and the GA similar
to what he was able to achieve in Vavunia. He also observed that
in the past there had been bitterness between the forces and the
LTTE and conflict situations had arisen on several occasions but
hereafter he shall take all steps to avoid such situations and offer
new Public Complaint Division has been set up for people in the
Jaffna peninsula on the direction of the new Major General to enable
people to make their complaints against harm and disruption caused
by military personnel.
People in Jaffna
could contact the Public Complaint Division, Military camp Palaly
by letter or fax no. 011-2541406 and make their complaints in any
of three languages.
The move stresses that all the military personnel have to observe
and honour in protecting the lives of civilians complying with laws.