Hartal in Jaffna affects public activities (Photos)
The Student's Union of the University of Jaffna launched a hartal across the Northern and Eastern Province today in protest against the demolition of a memorial at the University of Jaffna.
A number of political parties, student unions, and public organizations have called for a suspension of all commercial activities in the area.
Accordingly, shopping malls in Jaffna have been closed and traffic on the streets has been reduced. Private transport services and all services other than essential ones have come to a standstill. State bus services, however, are operating and providing a limited amount of service.
(photo credits: T. Pratheepan - Jaffna)