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Nov 17, 2017

Jaffna Police officers’ leave cancelled!

Six persons believed to be members of the Awa gang, linked to many attacks and antisocial activities in Jaffna had been arrested yesterday (16).

Therefore, in order to conduct further search operations in the North, leave of all police officers attached to the Jaffna Police division has been cancelled, said Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara.

The arrests were made by a joint operation of the Jaffna, Manippai and Kopai Police.

Police had arrested 39 persons in connection with several incidents that had taken place in the area recently, while 25 of them were released on bail.

However, as one of the six persons who were arrested yesterday is a person who is out on bail, a special police operation has been launched and all leave of the police officers has been cancelled to facilitate this special operation.

Due to this special operation carried out under the directions of Northern province Senior DIG Roshan Fernando, all leave of police officers attached to nine police stations has been cancelled.

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