Mannar Police suspends night bus services from Mannar

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 25 April 2007, 10:34 GMT]
Mannar Police Wednesday ordered suspension of all state and private sector night bus services to and from Mannar other parts of Sri Lanka along Mannar-Madawachchi and Mannar-Vavuniya roads due to security situation, transport service sources in Mannar said. State and private sector bus operators were instructed to reschedule their services between 7.30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The Police issued the instructions following the claymore mine attack on a private sector passenger bus bound for Colombo from Mannar on April 23 night.

Five civilian passengers were killed and 37 others were injured in the attack.

Meanwhile, short route bus services to Vankalai, Nanattan, Murunkan and Uyilankulam via Mannar-Madawachchi Road have also been restricted to day light hourse between 7.30 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily, sources said.


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