"Green Channel" at Madawaachchi checkpoint for doctors
[TamilNet, Monday, 17 March 2008, 12:17 GMT]
New security arrangement introduced by the Sri Lanka security establishment came into effect from Monday for medical officers serving in district government hospitals located Mannaar and Vavuniyaa easing their traveling difficulties to report for work from Colombo and other areas in the south while passing through Madawaachchi Sri Lanka Army check point, media reports said quoting health ministry officials.
A new section called "Green Channel" has been opened with the effect from Monday at Madawaachchi army check point exclusively for medical officers bound for Mannaar and Vavuniyaa.
The Green Channel system was introduced by the army on representation made by the health ministry following complaints from medical officers that they had to spend several hours for getting clearance to report to their hospitals in Mannaar and Vavuniyaa.