Ship expected to bring Jaffna mail from Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Sunday, 25 February 2007, 13:38 GMT]
A part of the backlog of ordinary letters to Jaffna lying in Trincomalee Main Post Office is expected to arrive in Jaffna Monday by ship, Jaffna Postal sources said. Besides thousands of mail bags accumulating in Trincomalee, 5000 parcels, many containing medicines and food, destined for addresses in Jaffna district are also lying undelivered.

Meanwhile, Minister of Posts and Telecommunication, Rauff Hakeem Friday directed the Post Master General (PMG) to take immediate steps to dispatch all mailbags and parcels to Jaffna before he returns from China.

Mr Hakeem is expected to accompany Sril Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse to China Sunday night for a week's visit.

According to a circular of Commissioner General of Essential Services (CGES) dated February 13, the PMG has been advised not send the backlog of mail to Jaffna for reasons of security and lack of transport, until further notice.

The situation has reached a critical stage as the Commissioner Essential Services has asked the Postal department to pay the shipping tariff.

Altogether 26,000 parcels have been delivered in Jaffna peninsula since the closure of the A9 route. Approximately 15,000 of these parcels were delivered within the Jaffna Municipality while the rest were delivered in other areas, Jaffna Main Post office sources said.


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
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
27.09.20 12:05   Photo
Tamils unify to mark Thileepan Remembrance, brave Colombo's suppression of memorialisation
26.09.20 09:10   Photo
Commemorating sacrifices of Tamil struggle is an inalienable right, not a subject for ‘SL permission’
25.09.20 22:08   Photo
South Asia mourns SPB's demise
15.09.20 06:37   Photo
UN Rights Chief joins her predecessors in watering down collective rights of genocide affected people
04.09.20 22:13   Photo
Diaspora youth group re-aligns Tamil narrative on enforced disappearances
03.09.20 15:41   Photo
Jude Lal Fernando’s Sputnik interview exposes unfolding British duplicity on KMS ‘investigations’
02.09.20 22:03   Photo
Gotabaya's ‘Task Force’ monk threatens Tamils to stay away from their paddy fields in Thiriyaay
01.09.20 23:36  
Colombo extends genocidal land grab targeting farmlands of Tamils along NE border: Ravikaran
31.08.20 16:36   Photo
Families of war-disappeared send strong message braving SL restrictions on International Day
08.08.20 01:05   Photo
Sumanthiran alleged of exerting Colombo’s influence to tamper with preferential vote counts
07.08.20 10:08  
2020 election resembles 1970 polls that formed genocidal Sri Lanka
06.08.20 17:22  
Tamil nation-oriented parties challenged in East
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=21366