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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Jaffna University Students attacked-Sri Lanka Police


Updated:

The Terrorist Investigation Department (TID) of Sri Lanka has arrested four students of Jaffna University yesterday on suspicions of terrorist activities.
The four students, Secretary of the Jaffna University Students' Union, P. Darshanth, S.Soloman, Ganeshamoorthy Sudarshan and Kanakasuntharaswamy Janaka Jeyan have been arrested by the TID Sri Lanka. 


Old News:
Jaffna University students have refrained from attending lecturers today following the clash between the students and the Police yesterday.


Around 20 students of Jaffna University, Sri Lanka were injured today as they clashed with Sri Lankan troops and police.
Students of the Jaffna University staged peaceful protest in the university premises today. Students were protesting on condemning the brutal attacks carried out by the Lankan army and police personals entered to the male and female hostels last evening.
More than 200 university students were protested in front of the University and the protestors wanted that the international community or United nation to intervene to stop the military harassment in the Jaffna area.

When the peaceful protest was held in the Parameswara junction, about 200m from the university Sri Lankan troops opened fire then rushed the crowd, beating students with their rifle butts.
Five students have arrested by the police and later released according to the reports.


Sri Lankan Police spokesman Prishantha Jayakodi said the police used minimum force to prevent the students from staging an illegal march while carrying placards.

Meanwhile it is reported that the Jaffna Students Union has decided to boycott the classes from today.
Tamil National People’s Front thoroughly condemns this brutal activity and issued a statement saying that they will organize a protest campaign on December 4 at 11.00 am -12.00 pm in the Jaffna bus stop.

Tense situation has aroused at the Jaffna University after students launched a peaceful protest over yesterday clash between students and police.

Reporters for the Tamil newspapers were also assaulted, Jaffna sources said.

A strong military and police presence was seen around the university premises during the incident, the Uthayan newspaper said.

The Uthayan reports that the Sri Lankan military has raided the “Balasingham hostel and Ananthakumaraswamy hostel” at Jaffna university yesterday, after students lit a lamp of sacrifice to commemorate Maaveerar Naal. According to the newspaper, the military had been roaming the university throughout the day since students celebrated the birthday of V. Prabhakaran on Monday.

Sources said that police and army stormed the university dormitories yesterday searching for LTTE propaganda material after students tried to mark the LTTE "heroes week".