Tigers open 4th ‘court’ as crime rate rises
The LTTE will open another 'court’ in the uncleared area of Pallai in the Jaffna Peninsula to take up complaints from the government controlled areas in the peninsula, its judicial chief V. Pararajasingham told The Sunday Times.
He said the court to be declared open early next month was necessary in view of the rising crime rate.

"We have decided to set up the court as currently cases relating to thefts, robberies, land disputes, family disputes and other matters are coming to Kilinochchi, far from the scene of the incident,” he said.

Mr. Pararajasingham claimed that since the closing down of LTTE offices in Jaffna town, there had been an increase in crime with some 200 complaints being received at Kilinochchi during the past two months alone.

Explaining the situation, senior police officers said there was an increase in the crime rate because police could not venture out without Army assistance due to a security crisis after the killing of Senior Superintendent Charles Wijewardena.

The Pallai LTTE court will be the fourth with others functioning in Kilinochchi, Uyliankulam in Mannar and Pattipalai in Batticaloa.

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