Hartal in Jaffna in solidarity with political prisoners on fast


A hartal was held in Jaffna on October 13 demanding the release of political prisoners held in detention under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. They also protested against the transfer of cases of some of these prisoners from Vavuniya Court to Anurathapura Court. Shops remained closed. Traffic came to a standstill.

SLFP organizers Welgama, Mahindananda removed


Parliamentarians Kumara Welgama and Mahindananda Aluthgamage had been removed from their Posts of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Organisers for Matugama and Nawalapitiya respectively according to news reports. The decision was made at a meeting of the SLFP high command.

Railway strike called off


The strike held at the Fort and Maradana Railway Stations by Engine drivers and railway guards has been called off following a discussion at the Presidential Secretariat today, October 12.






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