UNP refused access to HSZ

Demonstrations were held in Jaffna by land owners and politicians yesterday against the acquisition of the land by the government. A UNP delegation was refused access to a High Security Zone (HSZ) in Valikamam, Jaffna this evening.Reports from Jaffna said that the delegation including UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake and General Secretary Tissa Attanayake were prevented from entering the area. The UNP delegation currently on a visit to Jaffna with UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, had attempted to inspect the area which has been earmarked to be acquired by the government. Meanwhile the UNP delegation also visited the Uthayan office in Jaffna, which had come under an attack recently.UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe inspected the damage caused to the printing press of the office and then spoke to some of the staff and management of the Tamil newspaper. read more