Curfew hours relaxed in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Thursday, 17 May 2007, 22:10 GMT]
The Sri Lankan Military command in Palaali announced Thursday that the new curfew hours in Jaffna peninsula will be from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., a reduction of one hour, sources in Jaffna said. The new hours took effect from Thursday. Curfew hours, first introduced after the outbreak of violence on 11 August 2006, have been altered several times and stood at 7:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., before the latest announcement.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Army (SLA) stationed at Avarangkaal in the Valikaamam East region, observed the movements of a lorry during curfew hours on Wednesday night and fired at the vehicle.

No details are available regarding the fate and the condition of the passengers and the vehicle.


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