Sunday, December 16, 2012
Jaffna University to reopen soon - Sri Lanka
Jaffna University will re-commence academic activities soon according to the sources. A boycott by academics and students at Jaffna has ground academic activities to a halt since November 28.
On Friday a Jaffna University officials, led by Vice-Chancellor Vasanthi Arasaratnam, met Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and other education officials to discuss the university’s problems and other issues.
Terrorist Investigations Department (TID) questioned three female undergraduates on Friday and recorded their statements. Jaffna University students have told the university authorities that they will not return for classes until the four detained students were released.
Professor V. P. Sivanathan, Dean of the Arts Faculty, University of Jaffna, told the media that students were on an “unofficial boycott” of lectures.
Army personnel deployed around the university campus during the student protests have been withdrawn, while a dozen Policemen have been deployed in three temporary huts at the entrance to the campus.
“We urge the Government to consider the immediate release of the four students being helde at the rehabilitation centre in Welikanda” academic Ratnam Vigneswaran told the media.