Permission denied for travel from Colombo to Jaffna via A9

[TamilNet, Friday, 24 July 2009, 04:34 GMT]
“The Defence Ministry has not still granted permission for people to travel by bus from Colombo to Jaffna via A9 highway. Those who wish to travel to Jaffna from Colombo should do so by air or by sea,” Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara, Sri Lanka Army (SLA) media spokesman, told Colombo media Thursday.

The Defence Ministry is studying a proposal to allow people to travel from Colombo to Jaffna by bus via A 9 highway, he added.

He made this statement to the media after a batch of passengers arrived in Colombo by state sector buses via A 9 highway Wednesday from Jaffna.

 

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