Lifting curfew in Jaffna peninsula not possible – SLA Commander

[TamilNet, Monday, 22 June 2009, 12:02 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Commander of Jaffna, Major Gen. Mendaka Samarasinghe, in response to a request made in the conference held Saturday at Minister Douglas Devananda’s office in Jaffna, said that it is not possible to lift the night curfew imposed in Jaffna peninsula immediately as it would affect law and order, sources in Jaffna said.

The conference was held in Srithar Theatre on Stanley Road, the office of Minister Douglas Devananda’s Eelam Peoples’ Democratic Party (EPDP).

Jaffna SLA Commander, Police Superintendent and Douglas Devananda participated in the conference.

It was announced in the conference that the curfew in force from 9:30 p.m to 4:30 a.m daily will be cut down to 11:00 p.m to 5:00 a.m, the sources said.

The request to lift the curfew could be considered only after the security of the peninsula is ensured by forming civilian vigilant committees, the Commander said.

It was also announced that the road blocks imposed on Stanley Road, Clock Tower Road and the roads in front of Oorkaavattu’rai Police Station due to the arrival of Minister Douglas Devananda to Jaffna will be removed.

The date of the removal of road blocks, however, was not specified.

Meanwhile, a scheme to resettle the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from their villages in Valikaamam North declared as High Security Zones (HSZs) by SLA is to be made public and implemented soon, it was announced in the conference.


Latest 15 Reports
09.01.21 09:37   Photo
Demolition of Tamil genocide monument, fourth emblematic trauma since 1974: Rev Fr Sakthivel
08.01.21 23:51   Photo
Colombo destroys Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument at Jaffna University
07.01.21 11:22   Photo
With emphasis on genocide, Suresh calls for ICC-referral, IIIM and referendum
07.01.21 00:04   Photo
Boyle prefers IIIM demand over ICC-referral, says specific reference to genocide essential
06.01.21 14:26  
Indian Minister of External Affairs Jaishankar trades off Tamils’ sovereign rights
05.01.21 07:08  
TNPF's reluctance, NGO-meddling pose challenges to formulating joint Tamil demands to UN: Shivaji
06.12.20 15:44   Photo
Colombo’s brutal suppression of Tamil Heroes’ Day counter-productive to stated objectives: Tamil MP
27.11.20 16:44   Photo
Occupied Tamil Eelam marks Heroes' Day indoors, SL military detains seminary principal
16.11.20 18:45  
China launches world’s biggest regional trade agreement without Indian participation
31.10.20 10:58  
Tamils risk Kashmir-like status revocation if Gota continues Trinco military cooperation with US
06.10.20 11:40  
Poet Pulamaipithan who championed Tamil Eelam solidarity in Tamil Nadu turns 85
28.09.20 23:19   Photo
Muslims join Tamils opposing Colombo's suppression of Thileepan Remembrance in North
27.09.20 12:05   Photo
Tamils unify to mark Thileepan Remembrance, brave Colombo's suppression of memorialisation
26.09.20 09:10   Photo
Commemorating sacrifices of Tamil struggle is an inalienable right, not a subject for ‘SL permission’
25.09.20 22:08   Photo
South Asia mourns SPB's demise
Find this article at: