‘cop stations’ by LTTE in N&E
By Chris Kamalendran
For the first time after the UPFA government came to office, the
LTTE has opened a police station in the Mannar district and is to
open two more in the Batticaloa district next month.
station at Adampan is the first in the Mannar district and was declared
open by the father of the first woman cadre, Malathi, who was killed
in action in the north east.
police chief’ Nadesan who presided over the function said
it was the LTTE's 26th Police station in the north east. He said
on the first day of work on Thursday, the new station received many
complaints about land disputes and money transactions.
said two more LTTE police stations would be opened in the Batticaloa
district next month. Meanwhile the defunct police stations and courts
in Batticaloa district were reactivated by the LTTE this week. Functions
in these stations and courts had been suspended after former Batticaloa
- Ampara district leader Karuna closed them before fleeing the area.
the PA and the JVP strongly criticised the former UNF government
for allowing the LTTE to open police stations and courts in the
areas controlled by the rebels.