Six netted in Jaffna sword attacks

A special discussion was held recently at the Health Ministry on the various projects and programmes implemented in the health sector. Introducing the traffic light system for sweetened drinks and reducing the prices of 48 essential commonly used drugs were among the topics discussed. Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama and European Union Ambassador Tung Lai Margue with Health Ministry officials during the discussion.

Six persons were arrested in connection with the recent violent incidents in Jaffna, Police sources said.Police said that several more arrests were likely based on the information given by the arrested suspects.

Meanwhile, leave has been cancelled for Police personnel in the Jaffna police division. They have been asked to remain alert.A number of people were injured in several attacks recently in Jaffna where gangs wielding sharp weapons had attacked civilians. 

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