Jaffna student’s union secretary assaulted

The Secretary of the Jaffna student’s union was assaulted in Jaffna this morning by an unidentified gang, reports from Jaffna said.

According to the Jaffna based Uthayan newspaper, the student’s union secretary Dharshan Anand, sustained head injuries following the assault.

He was assaulted by the gang using iron rods while he was on his way to the Jaffna University, the online version of the newspaper said.

The assault took place as some groups in Jaffna were preparing to commemorate the final stages of the war in the north.