SLA says can open A9 longer if ICRC consents

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 14 January 2004, 08:34 GMT]
The Sri Lanka army told a delegation of religious and civil society leaders in Jaffna Wednesday that the A9 can be opened for more hours for the convenience of the public if the International Committee of the Red Cross consents. The delegation of the People’s Council for Peace and Goodwill (PCPG) comprised the Catholic Bishop of Jaffna, Rt. Rev. Thomas Saundranayagam, the chief incumbent of the Nallai Aatheenam, Ven. Somasundara Paramaachchariya Swamigal, the President of the PCPG, Mr. D. R Arumainayagam and several civil society leaders.


Maj. Gen. Susil Chandrapala, Mr. D. R Arumainayagam and the Bishop of Jaffna at Wednesday meeting

The PCPG met the Sri Lankan security forces commander for Jaffna, Maj. Gen. Susil Chandrapala, Maj. Gen. T. T. R Silva and the Senior Superintendent of Police for Jaffna Mr. Harold Anthony at the Bishop’s House in the northern town Wednesday for discussions on measures for restoring of normalcy in the northern district.

The military told the PCPG delegation when it took up the problems faced by fishermen in the peninsula that army pass system for fishing cannot be removed and that fishermen cannot return to shore at night.

The PCPG quoted the Sri Lankan security forces officers as saying: ‘we want the people of Jaffna to have trust in us. We will take action if any wrong perpetrated by members of the Sri Lankan security forces in Jaffna is reported to us’. The PCPG delegation urged the Sri Lankan security forces (SLF) officers to open the Kerathivu-Sangupiddy cause linking Jaffna with the western sector of the mainland Vanni.

The SLF brass told them that they would take the matter into consideration and give their response at the next meeting.

The military also told the PCPG that the checking of students, teachers and others going to the Tellipalai Union College and Mahajana College cannot be stopped.





 

Latest 15 Reports
22.01.21 08:01   Photo
Gotabaya sets up deceptive COI citing ‘sovereignty’ and ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy
18.01.21 23:44   Photo
Tamil activists resisted three sources of outside influence while drafting demands to UNHRC
16.01.21 11:03  
Tamil national parties demand UN to inquire into crime of genocide and set up IIIM
09.01.21 09:37   Photo
Demolition of Tamil genocide monument, fourth emblematic trauma since 1974: Rev Fr Sakthivel
08.01.21 23:51   Photo
Colombo destroys Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument at Jaffna University
07.01.21 11:22   Photo
With emphasis on genocide, Suresh calls for ICC-referral, IIIM and referendum
07.01.21 00:04   Photo
Boyle prefers IIIM demand over ICC-referral, says specific reference to genocide essential
06.01.21 14:26  
Indian Minister of External Affairs Jaishankar trades off Tamils’ sovereign rights
05.01.21 07:08  
TNPF's reluctance, NGO-meddling pose challenges to formulating joint Tamil demands to UN: Shivaji
06.12.20 15:44   Photo
Colombo’s brutal suppression of Tamil Heroes’ Day counter-productive to stated objectives: Tamil MP
27.11.20 16:44   Photo
Occupied Tamil Eelam marks Heroes' Day indoors, SL military detains seminary principal
16.11.20 18:45  
China launches world’s biggest regional trade agreement without Indian participation
31.10.20 10:58  
Tamils risk Kashmir-like status revocation if Gota continues Trinco military cooperation with US
06.10.20 11:40  
Poet Pulamaipithan who championed Tamil Eelam solidarity in Tamil Nadu turns 85
28.09.20 23:19   Photo
Muslims join Tamils opposing Colombo's suppression of Thileepan Remembrance in North
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=10945