Curfew stays in most of Jaffna

[TamilNet, Monday, 14 August 2006, 05:50 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army, in it's radio broadcast from Palaly, announced Monday morning that the curfew in Jaffna would be lifted for short periods in some sectors of Jaffna. Te military had said the curfew would be eased in Vadamaradchi, Thenmaradchchi and the islets off Jaffna between 1:00 and 3.30 p.m. Monday, but now says the curfew will remain in place. In Valikamam sector, which includes Jaffna town, the curfew will be lifted between 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The SLA announced earlier that curfew will be relaxed separatley for Valikamam sector between 10:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m. and Vadamaradchi, Thenmaradchi and islets between 1:00 and 3:30 p.m.

Around 2000 families from Thenmaradchi who were fleeing to Vadamaradchi are staying in the open terrain, bordering Vadamaradchi and Thenmaradchi sectors.

 

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