Hartal in Vavuniya

27 July 2010 05:27 am - 31     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Romesh Madushanka

Traders staged a hartal in Vavuniya this morning against the alleged inaction of the police to conduct an inquiry into the abduction and later release of a businessman in the area for a Rs.600,000 ransom.

The Vavuniya traders closed shop during the hartal demanding the police to probe the abduction and arrest those responsible.

  Comments - 31

  • Kumari Tuesday, 27 July 2010 04:32 PM

    abduction and ranson the latest jobs in sri lanka sponsored by ???

    ray Tuesday, 27 July 2010 09:12 AM

    I think Gayan has a point. But whats the point if the Govt. officials and the police are behaving like the LTTE.
    Where is the freedom from the LTTE if there is no difference?

    Bashir Tuesday, 27 July 2010 04:58 PM

    Where and to which big wig does all or a part o fthe loot go? That is the question.

    Ratnayake w Jayathil Tuesday, 27 July 2010 05:01 PM

    These things may happened continuesly if we fail to devolve the
    Political Power for them.
    Other thing is all authoritiesshould act very wisely.

    James bond Tuesday, 27 July 2010 09:28 AM

    does it make any difference for the harassed or the abducted ones?

    Anura Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:07 AM


    Gabriel Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:16 AM

    Ahh what is happening ? Do something Mr Police officer

    thamilppodiyan Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:44 AM

    NOT back o base . . ..

    thamilppodiyan Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:50 AM

    But the Police is Helpless. . . .
    They are carrying out orders rom so many Masters . . .
    What can they do ?

    thamilppodiyan Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:51 AM

    That doesn't mean you should not TRY . . .

    thamilppodiyan Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:53 AM

    Damage what kind of the image ? ? ?

    nandasena Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:54 AM

    For Gayan getting abducted and demanding ransom is freedom? You must be supporter of this corrupt government!!!

    nandasena Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:56 AM

    Don't worry!! There is no "image" to this country!!!!

    RIYADH Tuesday, 27 July 2010 05:36 AM

    Back to Hartal? are we getting back to base ??

    ajith Tuesday, 27 July 2010 05:52 AM

    Should be ex.forces.

    D Tuesday, 27 July 2010 06:02 AM

    i think the Sri Lanka Police has to be the most hated ever. :I

    kesavan Tuesday, 27 July 2010 06:09 AM

    How can they expect justice from police, while the Government elements itself doing these kind of things in Tamil areas.

    Gayan Samarasekara Tuesday, 27 July 2010 06:14 AM

    Wonder how if it was during LTTE period..It is good that these people are enjoying more freedom than the black past.. at least they can stage a Hartal now.

    B.B. Marasingha Tuesday, 27 July 2010 06:19 AM

    Humanitarian Operation II

    Ram Tuesday, 27 July 2010 06:28 AM

    Even during the LTTE period several times Hartal were held. But unfortunately didn't come to light since forces, police and the govt. supportive elements have threatened and stopped it halfway since all of them had share

    Geronimo Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:18 PM

    Oh, the police again!!!!!

    Gayan Samarasekara Tuesday, 27 July 2010 07:00 AM

    If any Hartal was held, it should be against the LTTE as they were the rulers of Vavuniya those days. Then why do you say that they were stopped by the government bodies.. ?

    Faqi Tuesday, 27 July 2010 07:03 AM

    It's time law & order is established in the North & East. Its incumbent on the Police to win the hearts and minds of the people in these areas and bring normalcy as soon as possible.

    Farook Tuesday, 27 July 2010 07:03 AM

    So who suffered from the hartal? Think. If hartals can correct the police, we would have the best police in the world.

    kesavan Tuesday, 27 July 2010 07:12 AM

    Gayan....can you please educate yourself...this the problem with 99% sinhalese. Vavuniya town upto omanthai never has been under LTTE control. it was always under GOSL. You guys should be ashamed. We just live in a small country but dont even know or didn't even bother to know the truth.

    Wasantha Tuesday, 27 July 2010 07:42 AM

    If police did not show any interest to execute the duty, that means this was commited by a powerful element , who has the government backing. Do not forget that even though some former terrorists acted like reformists, still we cannot trust them 100%.

    Rattapakse Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:46 PM

    Seems that the nation's corrupt Police services should be closed down,

    Arshad Tuesday, 27 July 2010 08:03 AM

    Actions has to be taken to stop these abduction which could damage the image of this country.

    AJ - COLOMBO Tuesday, 27 July 2010 08:37 AM

    Will IGP be in a position to say that his juniors are clean?

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