Court stays construction for two weeks

Published : 8:00 am  May 19, 2017 | No comments so far |  |  (187) reads | 

By Romesh Madusanka   
The construction, of the proposed memorial at Mulliwaikkal yesterday in memory of those killed during the armed conflict, was put off for 14 days on a court order issued by Mullaittivu Magistrate M.A. Samsudeen. 


The Magistrate issued the stay order based on a report submitted by the police. The memorial was to be erected by the Mullaittivu Catholic Voluntary Foundation.   

Mullaittivu Police told court that the memorial displaying the names of 500 people who had died during the armed conflict included the names of several LTTE cadres as well. The Police informed court that the memorial was likely to affect the law and order situation in the area and the efforts to bring about reconciliation.   

The Catholic Voluntary Foundation was noticed to file answer within 14 days.