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Militarisation, lack of police powers impede the maintenance of law and order – Wigneswaran

C.V.Wigneswaran has urged the Sri Lankan state to demilitarise the Tamil areas and vest the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) with police powers.

Speaking at an event held in Jaffna on Monday, the Northern Chief Minister lamented that the lack of police powers for the NPC makes it impossible for him to maintain law and order in the North.

The Sri Lankan government’s refusal to demilitarise the Tamil areas is another reason for breakdown of law and order in the North, Mr Wigneswaran added.