Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has ordered the defence sector to mete out maximum punishment to those who sabotaged the Tamil National Alliance meeting. The Defence Secretary ordered Jaffna Commanding Officer Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe to conduct an extensive investigation into the alleged attack on a meeting of the TNA in the Alaveddi area in Jaffna. Mr. Rajapaksa has also ordered the Jaffna Commanding officer to conduct a thorough investigation and arrest the culprits promptly. The Military Police and the Police have already deployed special teams to nab the culprits. The Defence Secretary said that attempts made by certain elements to sabotage efforts of the Government in its peace and reconciliation endeavours, ending terrorism in the North, should be immediately ended.
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