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All cases in Chavakachcheri court to be conducted in Tamil

A district court in Jaffna has announced that from January 2016 all cases will be conducted in Tamil.

District judge Srinthi Nanthasekaran told visiting Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe that despite the apparent recruitment of 600 Tamil police officers, police in the North did not conduct any cases in Tamil.

Testimonies were not recorded in Tamil, she said.

Mrs Nanthasekaran announced that all cases coming to the Chavakachcheri court from the start of 2016 must be filed in Tamil or would fail to be processed. She had already issued instructions to the police, she said.

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