President Maithripala Sirisena says a special court will be set up to ensure speedy and proper justice in the case of brutal rape-murder of the school girl in Jaffna.
“We cannot let such incidents to happen ever in the future in the country,” he added.
The President was speaking at a meeting with school children of Northern Province held at Wembady Girls’ School during his sudden visit to Jaffna today (May 16). Children of seventeen schools participated at this meeting. President air-dashed to Jaffna to meet the students.
Later, the President met the parents of Sivaloganathan Vithya, the teenager who was found raped and murdered recently, at the Jaffna Governor's residence then he expressed his deep regret over the incident.
At the Wembady School, the President also inquired into the education of the students and their educational requirements.
Issues related to lack of infrastructure facilities in the area, the building of the sports complex, insufficiency of lectures to the students and specially the transport facilities problems faced by students in Vavuniya, presented to President Sirisena.
He said a special educational officer would be appointed to deal with educational problems in the schools in the North.
The special attention of the President has been drawn to issues related to the drug menace prevalent among school children in Jaffna and he also said that he will inform the security officers and will implement a special programme regarding this issue.
Thereafter he visited Naga Viharaya in Jaffna and obtained blessings. The President also called on the Chief Incumbent of the Naga Viharaya and the Nayaka Thera informed the President some difficulties faced by them.
The Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council, C. V. Wigneswaran and Deputy Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran also participated in the event.