Up-country Tamils shun work mourning Raviraj's assassination

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 14 November 2006, 11:55 GMT]
Tamil workers shunned work Tuesday in the central Sri Lanka, and a complete shut down was observed in all the up-country towns, as a mark of protest against the assassination of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian Raviraj and the Vaharai killings of Internally Displaced People (IDPs), Hatton sources said. P. Chandrasegaran, Minister and the leader of Up-country People's Front (UPF) organised the protest.

Nuwareliya


Shops were closed and white flags were flown in the hill country towns of Hatton, Talawakella, Bogawanthalawa, Akarapthana, and Diyagama.

Auto and mini-bus drivers took part in the protest and the shops in Nuwareliya, Kanthapalai and Ragala areas are to shut down to support the protest Tuesday afternoon.

Tamil estate workers of Ratnapura and Pusselawa areas abstained from work participating in the protest.

"Hill country workers are proud to have been able to show their solidarity, amidst their own economic sufferings," Chandrasekaran said.

Nuwareliya
Nuwareliya


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