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Jaffna arrests

  • Minister threatens to close Jaffna University for one year

    Start lectures or face closure: SB tells Jaffna Uni. – Sunday TimesHigher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake warned that the Jaffna University would be closed if academic activities did not recommence tomorrow. “I have told the university authorities that, willingly or unwillingly, we will have to close the university, even for one year, if campus activities […]

  • Jaffna Arrests: Replaying The 1970s Read more >

    Jaffna Arrests: Replaying The 1970s

    Military rules Jaffna life M. A. Sumanthiran MPNovember 27th this year marked an important milestone in the different phases of ethnic relations in this country. For those of us who still retain the memory of the events of 40 years ago, it was like Déjà vu. Students of the Jaffna University observed Heroes’ Day within […]

  • Sri Lanka’s TID summons Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam Read more >

    Sri Lanka’s TID summons Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam

    Sri Lanka’s Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) has sent summons to Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) President, Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam, asking him to be present at its investigating office in Colombo on Saturday for inquiries. The summon note, entirely in Sinhala language, was served at Gajendrakumar’s residence in Colombo by a TID officer on Thursday afternoon. Mr. […]

  • Sending Jaffna students to rehab illegal – Sumanthiran

    Amila JayasingheSending the Jaffna University students, recently arrested for lighting lamps in commemoration of the LTTE Martyrs’ Day, to a rehabilitation camp, without producing them in courts, is legal, the Joint Opposition charged.Addressing the media in Colombo today, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran said the issue is quite serious, as it has happened […]

  • Deans foil SL military attempt to direct Jaffna University Read more >

    Deans foil SL military attempt to direct Jaffna University

    An An-32 unloading supplies and troops at Palaly in Jaffna. (File photo: Indian Air force) The commander of the occupying Sinhala military in Jaffna, Maj. Gen. Mahinda Hathurusinghe now ventures to directly order the academics and to run the University of Jaffna from his military base at Palaali, news sources in Jaffna said, citing his […]

  • Demilitarize north and east’ – Protest in Colombo

    Convener of the Movement for Equal Rights Ravindra Mudalige alleges the government has failed to guarantee at least the basic rights of the northern and eastern people even more than three years after the war. He was speaking yesterday (Dec. 18) at a protest in front of Colombo Fort railway station to demand freedom for […]

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