General shut down paralyses Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 09 June 2004, 17:39 GMT]
The normal life of Trincomalee town was disrupted Wednesday due to a one-day hartal (general shut down) observed against the killing of a senior Tamil journalist Mr. Iyathurai Nadesan on May 31 in Batticaloa, TamilNet sources in the eastern port town said.

All business establishments owned by Tamils, Muslims and Sinhalese were closed down. All Tamil and Sinhala medium schools did not function. All long route bus services were cancelled, the sources said.

Government and provincial council departments did not function, as majority of workers did not report for work. State and private banks were also closed. Law courts did not function as lawyers failed to report, the sources added.

Trincomalee District Tamil Peoples Forum organized this hartal.


Trinco Hartal, 08062004.
Deserted Trincomalee central bazaar road.

 

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