Colombo Telegraph

Court Remands 5 Policemen Who Shot Jaffna University Students; Sirisena Wants Impartial Inquiry

The 5 policemen who were arrested over the killing of 2 university students in Jaffna were remanded till November 4, 2016 by the Court today.

The five policemen were arrested following the shooting and they were subsequently interdicted.

Meanwhile, President Maithripala Sirisena today instructed authorities to conduct an impartial inquiry into the death of the 2 university students, his media division announced.

According to reports, the policemen had opened fire on the speeding students who were traveling on a motorcycle, as the students had defied police orders to stop. The victims were students from the Jaffna University.

The CID is currently investigating the incident.

Tamil National Alliance Leader R. Sampanthan on Friday expressed his concern over the incident when he met President Maithripala Sirisena.

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