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