SLA threats put damper on general strike in North

[TamilNet, Friday, 11 July 2008, 01:06 GMT]
Amidst threats issued by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops, the general strike in the North fizzled out without any significant impact on the daily activities of the public, service sector, and work at Government offices, sources said. Though tension prevailed in the peninsula in the morning, the situation turned normal late morning, with a heavy intimidatory presence of SLA troops spread across the peninsula.

The troops fanning out across the province warned Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) officials across the peninsula that the services should be operated as usual. As a result normal services resumed after 7:00 a.m.

The troops from the various military camps in the peninsula visited the schools in their vicinity cautioning the principals to make sure that all students attend school Thursday. The principals were told to submit complete details of the teachers and students who failed to be present Thursday.

In addition SLA officials contacted all Heads of departments and Government corporations in North over the phone asking them to furnish details of those who failed to report for duty.


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