Mar 22, 2019

Jaffna mayor receives death threats

Mayor of Jaffna Emmanuel Arnold has lodged a complaint with the police that he had received death threats from unidentified persons.

Accordingly, officers of the Jaffna Police have recorded a statement from the Mayor.

The Mayor has stated in his statement that he had received death threats after he had taken steps to remove unauthorized cable TV stations operated in the city of Jaffna.

The police had recorded details on telephone numbers that were said to have used to hurl death threats.

Around six months ago, a woman in Jaffna town was electrocuted to death due to an electricity leakage from a wire of an illegal cable TV station.

The mayor has requested the police to pay the attention to the incident as investigations are not in full swing.