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Sri Lanka university student groups accused of trying to launch an armed struggle

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Jan 11, Colombo: Higher Education Minister of Sri Lanka S.B. Dissanayaka has accused some university student groups of trying to launch an armed struggle in the country. During a function in the Jaffna University in the North, Dissanayaka has said that some students groups mainly supported by the Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) dissidents were trying to build links with youth who were formerly affiliated to the LTTE.

The Minister, while noting that these groups worked with the aim of launching another armed struggle in the country, has vowed that the government would not allow such a situation.

He has pointed out that these students groups have arrived in Jaffna to build links for another struggle.

According to Dissanayaka, these groups were pushing agitation campaigns in the North with the aim of forming links with former LTTE sympathizers.

Nevertheless, the Minsiter has said that universities in the country have not been divided according to ethnicity and that Sinhala students are assigned to the Jaffna University according to the Z scores.

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