SLA, STF block access routes to LTTE areas in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Friday, 09 September 2005, 11:24 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Special Task Force (STF) soldiers blocked six access routes to LTTE controlled areas in Batticaloa district from Friday morning. A boat service, two ferry services and three land routes were blocked for all traffic between the LTTE controlled areas and SLA controlled areas disrupting civilian life as officials and school teachers were blocked from crossing the border, civilian sources said.

Map of Sri Lanka's EastSri Lankan soldiers blocked Kiran Boat Service, Ferry services at Manmunai and Ampalanthurai, Chenkalady Black Bridge, Batticaloa-Vavunathivu bridge and Kaluwanchikudy-Pandiruppu Bridge.

Bus services were also blocked by the lankan soldiers.

Public institutions in various parts of Batticaloa district stopped functioning, according to sources in Batticaloa.

 

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