General shut down called off to observe Wesak Day in Trinco
[TamilNet, Thursday, 11 May 2006, 14:41 GMT]
The three-day general shut down organized by the Pongu Tamil Forum (PTF) of Trincomalee district was called off after first day following the discussion held at the office of the Foundation of Co-Existence between the organizers and a delegation of Sinhala Buddhist representatives Thursday evening. The PTF officials agreed to a request by the Sinhala Buddhist delegation to call off the general shut down for the rest two days, Friday and Saturday to facilitate Buddhists to observe the Wesak Day and to participate in religious events to be held in Buddhist Vihares in Trincomalee town, sources said.
Wesak Day falls on Friday May 12th.
The PTF organized the general shut down for three days from May 11 condemning the genocide and extra judicial killings of Tamil civilians in the North East, sources said.