Train service to Vavuniyaa suspended until further notice

[TamilNet, Friday, 30 January 2009, 23:20 GMT]
Passenger train service between Colombo and Vavuniyaa has been suspended from Thursday until further notice as a security measure. The service will be run upto Madawachchi, Railway Department said.

The suspension will be in force until the Independence Day celebration that falls on February 4 is over, security sources said.

Meanwhile, passengers from Mannaar and Vavuniyaa who thronged at Madawachchi sentry point of the Sri Lanka Army and police on Thursday to travel to Colombo and other parts of the south were not allowed by the Sri Lankan Armed Forces to continue their journey. They were refused permission by the law enforcement authority to travel beyond Madawachchi citing security reason.

They returned to Mannaar and Vavuniyaa with disappointment, civil sources said.

 

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