Jaffna University students protest in front of the District secretariat

Monday, 24 October 2016 - 13:36


A demonstration was launched by Jaffna university students in front of the Governor’s office and Divisional Secretariat’s office this morning, protesting against the death of two university students in Jaffna- Kokkuwil.

Our area correspondent noted that the university students blocked the entrance of the Jaffna Divisional Secretariat engaging in the protest displaying placards.

As a result, transportation along the Colombo- Jaffna A9 road was disrupted.

A document was handed over by the university students to the Northern Province Governor’s office and Divisional Secretariat following the protest.

The inter-university students federation noted that protests have been organized against the incident in front the Universities of Sri Jayewardenepura, Kelaniya, Peradeniya and Rajarata.

Tamil political parties have decided to launch a hartal movement in the Northern Province against the incident.

Meanwhile, Socialist People’s Front convening a media briefing in Colombo today, expressed their views regarding the death of the two students.

The General Secretary, Raja Kolluray noted that the police have exceeded their authoritative discretion.