Following the establishment of a new police unit by the Jaffna Municipal Council, five uniforms belonging to the unit have been taken into custody of the Jaffna Police today (08) due similarities in resemblance with the LTTE police uniform.
According to the Jaffna Mayor Visvalingam Manivannan, the unit was set up to take action against those who pollute the streets of Jaffna. He also added that the unit ensures that people follow relevant health precautions which are currently in force.
Jaffna residents claim that the uniforms of the officers from this unit were used by the de facto LTTE police during the war.
The Jaffna Police has requested the municipal council officers to report to the Jaffna Police Station in order to record statements regarding this matter.