Batticaloa protests against civilian killings, lorry burnt

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 17 May 2006, 12:34 GMT]
Batticaloa district on Wednesday observed a general shut down against the recent spate of killings in Northeast. Schools, private businesses and public offices were closed and few vehicles plyed on the streets. Protesting youths set fire to a private lorry at Karvakerny around 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, Eravur Police said.

The lorry was transporting goods from Polonaruwa to Eravur on the Batticaloa main highway at Karuvakerny.


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