Batticaloa, Amparai shut down in protest of Vaharai killings

[TamilNet, Friday, 10 November 2006, 12:18 GMT]
Batticaloa and Amparai districts came to a standstill in response to a call made by Parliamentarian P. Ariyanenthiran, on behalf of Tamil National Alliance (TNA), to the people of both the districts to observe total shut down on Friday, as an expression of their united appeal to the International Community to exert pressure on the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) to stop killing Tamil civilians, sources in Batticaloa said.

Batticaloa, Amparai shut down


Government and private institutions, shops, banks and schools in Batticaloa and Amparai districts remained shut and all transport ceased Friday as people collectively expressed their condemnation of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) artillery attack on Internally Displaced People (IDP) in Vaharai Wednesday.

42 civilians were killed and and 127 seriously injured in an attack on densely populated area of Kathiraveli, a coastal hamlet north of Vaharai where IDPs had sought shelter.

Batticaloa, Amparai shut down


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