5 buses take passengers from Jaffna through A9 route

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 22 July 2009, 11:23 GMT]
Basil Rajapakse, the brother and advisor of Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse, inaugurated the opening of A9 route to public use Wednesday around 10:30 a.m by waving a flag for the convoy of five buses that carried 210 passengers from Jaffna to Mathavachchi, heavily escorted by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in an event held at Duraippa Stadium in Jaffna. Minister Douglas Devananda and the Governor of Northern Province, Major Gen. G. A. Chandrasiri were present on the occasion, sources in Jaffna said.

Opening of A9 route
Passengers who had come to Jaffna town to be taken to Kaangeasanththu’rai port to sail to Colombo were all of a sudden put on the five buses and sent to Mathavaachchi.

The passengers could travel to their destinations from Mathavaachchi, it was announced.

Five buses will transport passengers from Jaffna every other day in a week and will return from Mathavaachchi every other day in a week, Basil Rajapakse told the media.

Opening of A9 route
Opening of A9 route


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