Army in Jaffna Peninsula Sets Up Unlawful Road Blocks in Jaffna

President Sirisena Orders Armed Forces Confined to Barracks For Election Voting But Army in Jaffna Peninsula Sets Up Unlawful Road Blocks in Jaffna Peninsula Impeding Safe Movement of Voters and Refuses to Dismantle Them Violating Election Laws: Senior DIG Ravi Wijegunaratne Deploys Special Team Urgently to North to Resolve Crisis

Posted by Administrator on 16 November 2019, 3:45 am

By Nirmala Kannangara

Police yesterday threatened to file court action if any military roadblocks or checkpoints were set up in the Jaffna District today, as such obstacles to voting would constitute a violation of election laws.

Against the objections of the army and local security forces commanders, police yesterday ordered the roadblocks be dismantled insisting that freedom of movement was essential for voters in Jaffna to be able to exercise their franchise.

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