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Protest by nurses in Jaffna triggers arrest of Sinhala doctor suspect in murder

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 13 July 2010 16:53 One Comment]

Hundreds of family consultant nurses, public health officers, midwives and other health service employees picketed Jaffna Public Health Service (PHS) office from Tuesday early morning and agitated demanding immediate investigation into the killing of Tharsika, a family consultant nurse, found hung inside Veala’nai government hospital Saturday morning. The agitators further demanded the immediate arrest of the Sinhala doctor alleged of killing Tharsika. Police was forced to arrest the Sinhala doctor who was transferred on the instruction of the Sri Lanka Army officials. The doctor, who was kept in the safety in Regional Health Service Director’s office in Jaffna, was produced in Oorkaavattu’rai courts Tuesday.


The picketers had closed the main entrance to the Jaffna PHS office from Tuesday morning preventing the employees from entering the office.

A team of key officials from the Health Department in Colombo rushed to Jaffna and inquired into the grievances of the protesters.

The protesters ended their agitation on the assurances given by the Health Department officials that legal action will be taken on the suspect and due investigations will be made.

The picketing and agitation had brought health service in Jaffna peninsula to a stand still.

The Judicial Medical Officer’s report rules out suicide of the nurse.



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  • s ensemey said:

    this is clearly an inside job from ltte supporters. inside job to terrorize the peace process. south indian govt trying to break from North India and LTTE tamils are used to keep control of Lanka for Tamil Nadu. It is a bigger political scheme. Weapons manufacturers and other powerful countries want to keep control because of nature of their business and embarrassment of not defeating terrorism in their lands.