Traders call for hartal in Vavuniya Thursday

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 01 February 2006, 11:39 GMT]
Vavuniya Traders Union has called for a complete shutdown (hartal) of all businesses, private and Government offices in Vavuniya on Thursday as a protest against the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) for the escalating incidents of arrests, harassement and disappearances in the NorthEast, spokesperson for the Union said.

A protest march will begin in front of the Vavuniya Peoples Market at 9 a.m. and will march to the Vavuniya Secretariat where a memorandum addressed to the President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapakse, will be handed over to the Vavuniya Government Agent (GA), organizers of the protest said.

A copy of the memorandum will also be submitted to the members of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM)


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