According to reports the day to day life in the North and the East has been hindered due to the hartal that demands the release of the LTTE suspects.
TNA together with several Civil Organizations has backed hartal in the districts of Jaffna, Mannar, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu and most of the shops in these areas have been closed thereby creating inconveniences to the public.
Our provincial correspondents reported this morning that the hartal is observed in the areas predominantly occupied by the Tamil Population, including the in Vavuniya and Batticaloa districts.
Meanwhile Northern Provincial councilors led by Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran who met President Maithreepala Sirisena in Colombo yesterday requested the President to grant an amnesty for the LTTE detainees.
Northern Provincial councilor P. Denishan told our news team quoting the President as saying that he expects to release the suspects step by step.