Hartal for Maheswaran in Vavuniyaa

[TamilNet, Thursday, 03 January 2008, 05:58 GMT]
Vavuniyaa observed a day of mouring and a general shut down Thursday in protest against the killing of T. Maheswaran, the Tamil parilamentarian of the United National Party (UNP) in Jaffna on New Year day allegedly by Sri Lankan military intelligence backed paramilitary armed men.

All shops, government offices, banks, private and public institutions remained closed from 9:00 a.m bringing Vavuniya town to a stand still.

Public transport ceased except a few bus services plying to out stations.

Leaflets calling to people to observe hartal to mourn and protest against the assassination of Maheswaran were distributed in Vavuniyaa town Wednesday evening.

Banners paying homage to Mahewaran were strung across streets in Vavuniyaa.

A few food stalls remained opened but the town was almost deserted.


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