Curfew in Jaffna to be lifted - NP Governor

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 29 December 2009, 02:27 GMT]
Northern Province Governor, Major General G. A. Chandrasiri announced Monday that the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) imposed curfew on Jaffna peninsula will be completely lifted, in a meeting held in Jaffna to gather support to Mahinda Rajapakse in the forthcoming presidential election, sources in Jaffna said. Minister Douglas Devananda, Jaffna Government Agent K. Ganesh, Jaffna University Vice-chancellor took part in the meeting along with ardent supporters of Mahinda Rajapakse, the sources added.

SLA imposed a full night time curfew on Jaffna peninsula on 8 August 2006 which had been gradually reduced in the number of hours.

At present the curfew is imposed from 12:00 a.m to 3:30 a.m.

SLA High Command in Palaali, however, has not confirmed the announcement.

Several concessions in view of the presidential election were also considered in the meeting.


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