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Jaffna shootings were 'clear breach of discipline' says police chief

The Sri Lankan Inspector General of Police, Pujith Jayasundara, reportedly admitted to the Daily News that the killing of two Jaffna University students last week was a "clear breach of discipline". 
Mr Jayasundara who was quoted by the state run website as saying "it is not clear whether the situation warranted a shooting as there was no robbery, an organised attack or life threatening incident which seemed to have occurred at the time," acknowledged there had been what he described as "certain shortcomings". 
“The officers also failed to immediately report the incident and this is a grave mistake. It was a clear breach of discipline,” he added. 
“When I think of the hardship the parents might have gone through to get these two students into university and the value of two lives, it is a tragic incident. I took immediate action as soon as I got to know of it,” Mr Jayasundra was reported to have said. 

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