Tense situation at Jaffna uni

A tense situation developed at the Jaffna university this evening as some students commemorated the LTTE ‘heroes day’ anniversary.

The Jaffna based Uthayan newspaper said that the army stormed into the university premises and prevented the students from continuing with the commemorative events.

TNA MP E. Saravanabawan had also arrived at the scene together with journalists from the Uthayan newspaper to see first hand what was taking place.

A strong military and police  presence was seen around the university premises during the incident, the Uthayan newspaper said.

The newspaper  also said that military intelligence officers had taken photographs of the Uthayan journalists who were covering the incident.


(Pics courtesy Uthayan)