Posters warn dire consequences to curfew violators in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 30 September 2008, 07:01 GMT]
Anonymous wall posters announcing that persons found on streets during Sri Lanka Army (SLA) imposed curfew hours in Jaffna peninsula will be shot at sight without any warning, were found pasted on walls Sunday and Monday in areas including Vadamaraadchi, Thenmaraadchi and Jaffna town in the peninsulasources in Jaffna said.

Meanwhile, SLA announced over loud speakers in Thenmaraadchi villages of Madduvil, Charasaalai and Kalvayal, that all people should stay indoors after 7:00 p.m and all shops be closed at 6:00 p.m, according to Jaffna daily Uthayan.

Attacks against SLA, and incidents of abducted person being killed and dumped have occurred in the above areas in the recent past.

Thenmaraadchi residents, already affected by violence, do not generally venture out of their houses after 6:00 p.m, sources in Thenmaraadchi said.

Recently, unidentified armed men had shot and killed a civilian in the islets of Jaffna during curfew hours.

 

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