Sri Lankan troops oversaw a Hindu ceremony at a temple located within the Palali High Security Zone (HSZ) in Jaffna on Sunday, as Tamil devotees were allowed in to pray.
The Sri Lankan military organised transport in and out of the Manampirai Pillayar Temple and escorted civilians around the site, situated within the Palali Army Cantonments.
Devotees have not had access to the site in over 28 years.
Earlier this year, troops also allowed Tamil civilians into the area for one day only to access the temple, though it still remains off limits and heavily guarded.
See our earlier post: Sri Lankan military oversees Hindu ceremony in HSZ (16 Mar 2016)