SL armed forces bar Tamils travelling to Colombo by Yarl Devi

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 24 March 2009, 11:59 GMT]
Complaints have been lodged with human rights organizations that Sri Lanka armed forces are imposing severe restriction on Tamil people from traveling to Colombo and southern parts of the country from Mannaar and Vavuniyaa areas. The Yaldevi express train service is being conducted from Colombo upto Madawachchi due to security reason.

Even patients in need of urgent treatment in hospitals in Colombo and other southern areas are not permitted to travel by Yarl Devi.

Police said that the above people have to wait until the restriction on travel to Colombo and other parts in the south is lifted.

Complaints have made to humaitarian organizations in Vavuniyaa regarding the restriction.

 

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