Mannar observes hartal condemning Pararajasingham killing
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 28 December 2005, 18:44 GMT]
A general shutdown was observed in the Mannar district Wednesday, condemning the killing of the late Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian, Mr. Joseph
Pararajasingham. Mannar District Tamil Resurgence Movement organized the hartal. Normal life in Mannar town and its suburbs was completely paralyzed, sources said.
Shops were closed down. State and private sector banks did not operate. All
government and provincial council offices did not function, as workers did
not report for duties. Public markets and local government offices were
closed down, the sources said.
According to the sources, state and private sector bus services were completely disrupted. More Sri Lanka
government troops and policemen were deployed to quell any disturbances
during the general shutdown.