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Minster of Law and Order, Sagala Ratnayaka last week assured that it would not give room to any criminal gangs to raise its head in the North. The Minister in a statement had said that the Police had unleashed its full strength to control activities of criminal gangs and bring its members to book. “It was reported that the gang had launched 08 attacks in the Northern province recently. The Police have already arrested six individuals in connection with these incidents and further investigations are underway to arrest other members of the group,” the Minister had said in a statement. Accordingly the Police have cancelled the leave of all officers in the Jaffna police area. “We don’t want to restrict our operations against criminal gangs to the Northern province. Similar operations are already underway in other parts of the country as well, and the Police have made significant progress in this regard,” he had further said.