Hartal marks remembrance of Ma'nmunai massacres
[TamilNet, Saturday, 22 September 2007, 01:07 GMT]
People of Aaraiyampathi, Ma'nmunai, in Batticaloa district observed total shut down Friday in remembrance of the 42 civilians massacred August 1990 in Puthukkudiyiruppu village in Ma'nmunai area, sources in Batticaloa said. The shut down was fully observed though Special Task Force (STF) troops demanded the traders to open their shops, the sources added.
Private and public institutions, Public Market, shops, schools and the Regional Secretariat remained closed Friday.
Transport services functioned as usual with STF troops deployed along the Main Street