Vavuniya Hospital staff protest over Claymore attack on doctor and staff

[TamilNet, Thursday, 10 August 2006, 10:26 GMT]
Vavuniya General Hospital staff including doctors, nurses, and hospital administration staff Thursday held a token strike on A9 Road for two hours protesting against the claymore attack Tuesday night in Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) controlled Nedunkerni in which a doctor and four staff were killed, sources in Vavuniya said. Protestors who allowed to proceed a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) ambulance, did not allow a water-bowser to proceed. Nedunkerni hospital comes under Deputy Provincial Directors of Health (DPDH) in Vavuniya.

Vavuniya protest

In the demonstration that shutdown the hospital for two hours, the protestors walked out of the hospital and barricaded the A9 highway blocking all vehicular traffic through the major road that runs through Vavuniya linking Colombo and Jaffna.

Vavuniya police were on duty at the demonstration site.

Earlier the protestors allowed a Military ambulance to pass through but turned back an Army water-bowser from going through resulting in a long altercation with the SLA troopers, Vavuniya sources said.

Following this, SLA soldiers arrived in motorbikes and warned the demonstrators of severe consequences if any of their vehicles were not allowed through, said sources.

The demonstration concluded after the planned two hours without any other incidents, Vavuniya, sources said.

Vavuniya hostpital protest
Vavuniya hostpital protest


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