The people in the North today (28) staged a hartal in protest to the ban issued by the Northern Provincial courts banning the commemorating a former LTTE member Thileepan.
Several political parties and civil society organizations in the North including Tamil National Alliance had requested to close government establishments, schools and the private sector institutions as well.
Accordingly, the shop owners in Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mullaithivu, Vavuniya and Mannar put up shutters and closed businesses for the day.
However, the business community in Vavuniya agreed to open the shops at about 11 a.m. today in response to a request by the Police.
The Police said public transport services and government institutions in all districts in the North functions as usual. (Sithum Chaturanga)
If you love these bums then do the haratal everyday as long as you live. No handouts of Big Macs allowed.lol
Sando Monday, 28 September 2020 05:06 PM
Need of the hour to have Army Cantonments in all these areas fast. Settle Sinhalese/Muslims to balance ethnicity.
Dilshan Monday, 28 September 2020 06:24 PM
Shops closed till 11 am is normal in Vavuniya. After were there shoppers
What twisted reporting
Resde Aswe Monday, 28 September 2020 06:47 PM
We should have some decency and let them have a memorial for loved ones. End of the day borth side have lost ones.
Jaffna Resident Monday, 28 September 2020 07:42 PM
People in Jaffna are no stupid, they know the thousands of deaths that followed after LTTE took control of Jaffna. They are not supporting the LTTE but these protests are outlets for the frustrations they have with everything.
Jeeves Monday, 28 September 2020 08:44 PM
Would any country allow commemoration of terrrorists who caused death and destruction in their own country?
SandunW Monday, 28 September 2020 08:46 PM
Even more reason why the 13th amendment should never be implemented; more division and conflict!
ChanakaJ Monday, 28 September 2020 08:47 PM
If this is allowed, then the followers of the Islamist Easter bombers can also commemorate them!
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