The people of North and East extended full co-operation to the call made by Tamil National Alliance for a peaceful hartal demanding the release of political prisoners.
In the districts of Jaffna, Batticaloa, Mannar, Amparai, Mullaitheewu, Killincohi, attendance at schools was almost nil. Comercial establishments were closed. Private buses did not ply. Only the CTB deployed bus services. They were also skeleton services.