The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today raised suspicion of a hidden hand in the violence which erupted in Jaffna last week.
TNA MP S. Sritharan said that the violence took place despite the strong presence of the military and the police.
He also said that individuals with links to military intelligence officers were seen taking part in the protest and resulting violence.
The protest over the rape and murder of a Tamil girl turned violent in Jaffna last week with the mob throwing stones towards the Jaffna court as well as a prison bus and other vehicles.
However Sritharan noted that, strangely, police vehicles in the area were not attacked by the mob. (Colombo Gazette)