SLA relaxes ban for government servants to enter Wanni

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 15 August 2006, 12:23 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has agreed to open Vavuniya-Omanthai check point for limited hours to enable public servants to report for works in government offices located in LTTE held Wanni, according to Vavuniya Government Mr.C.Shanmugam.

He said public servants could enter the LTTE held are by showing their official identity cards. However no permission has been granted by the SLA for civilians to enter the LTTE held area, he added.

Meanwhile the Vavuniya District Secretariat has been collecting the names of hundreds of civilians who have been stranded in Vavuniya town due to the closure of A9 road through Vavuniya Omanthai checkpoint. Vavuniya district secretariat is taking steps to provide some relief to these civilians, sources said.


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