Jaffna residents spend their off curfew hours in long queue to withdraw cash at automatic teller machines.
Tamil political sources said that monies can only be withdrawn from the ATMs and that too at a maximum of Rs. 3,000/= per withdrawal.
`It`s a mad rush during the short time that the curfew is lifted , with people queuing up in large numbers before the few ATM`s at their disposal to withdraw monies needed to buy their daily provisions.`
Urgent action needs to be taken to ease the hardships that the Jaffna populace is undergoing, the sources added.