Mail service to Jaffna breaks down

[TamilNet, Sunday, 18 February 2007, 12:25 GMT]
Mail services between Jaffna peninsula and other parts of Sri Lanka are disrupted since January 14, according to residents in Jaffna. More than six hundred mailbags and 5537 bags of parcels including food items have been lying in the Trincomalee main post office for the past 30 days waiting to be transported to Jaffna by sea, postal sources said.

Jaffna residents, especially students, teachers, government servants who have applied for several examinations and awaiting for admission cards and interview letters, and relatives of those living abroad have been undergoing severe hardships due to the breakdown of postal service, civil society sources said.

Mailbags and parcels transported to and from Jaffna via land until the closure of A9 highway when violence between the Sri Lanka government troops and LTTE broke out on August 11 last year.



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