Tamil Diplomat

Jaffna police station blasted  by LTTE opens at the original location after 30 years

The Jaffna Police Station which was attacked and demolished by the LTTE, nearly 31 years ago, is to be opened by President Maithripala Sirisena, today.

The former Police Station which was located near the Jaffna Municipal Council and in front of the Duraiyappa Stadium was subjected to the attack of the LTTE on 1985 April 10th and got destroyed.

Only the main drainage channel a few meters wide was in between the Police Station and the Municipal Council building. On the day of the attack, the LTTE commenced its attack at around 12.30 in the night.

The attack lasted for only 3 hours. The police Station was very heavily damaged in this attack. The police men, unable to withstand the attack fled in to the Jaffna Dutch Fort, located nearby. Although it was not able to function completely, and operated up to 1990, and the then the Commissioner of the Jaffna Municipal Council and the curretnt Leader of the House of the NPC, C.V.K.Sivagnnam  announced that the Police Station had been completely removed from the fort consequent to the attack on the Jaffna Fort, in 1990.

This police Station is to be re-opened by the President, Maithripala Sirisena. The foundation stone for the new police station was laid in 2012.