Vanni teachers continue protest in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 06 June 2007, 19:32 GMT]
The sit-in-protest launched by Vanni Teachers in front of Jaffna Education Office and the Additional Provincial Director's office Tuesday continued Wednesday, blocking routine work at the two offices. Attempts by members of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and officials from Northern Provincial Sabai to dissuade the agitators failed to produce any positive results, sources in Jaffna said.



"The assurances made by the Jaffna Sri Lanka Army Commander to accede to our requests had not been kept and therefore we are not prepared to be deceived a second time," the spokesman for the agitators told the media.

More than a hundred male and female teachers from Vanni, currently stranded in Jaffna peninsula when Sri Lanka Army (SLA) closed A9 route in August 2006, staged a sit-in-protest in front of the Jaffna Education Office and the Additional Provincial Director's office located near Muththiraichchanthi in Nalloor Tuesday, demanding temporary places of work within Jaffna peninsula.


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