Jaffna university students stage protest and submit petition

1477290305_download-1Jaffna university students staged a protest march today and later submitted a petition to the Government over the death of two Jaffna university students last week.

The protest march resulted in traffic along the A9 highway being disrupted as the students protested in the Jaffna town.

The students later gathered opposite the Jaffna Government Agent’s office and handed over a petition to be handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Students in Kilinochchi also staged a protest and demanded justice over the killing of the two Jaffna university students.

A hartal is also to be staged in the North tomorrow against the killing of the two students.

Tamil National Alliance, Northern Provincial Council member M.K. Sivajilingham said that several Tamil political parties in the North will take part in the protest.

He said there is a concern that state sponsored terrorism was behind the killing of the two Jaffna university students.

President Maithripala Sirisena last week called for an impartial investigation into the death of the two youth.

The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is investigating the deaths of the two Jaffna University students.

The two youth were shot dead by the Police after they reportedly failed to stop when ordered to do so by the Police in Kankasanturai last week.

Five Police officers were arrested over the incident and were immediately interdicted and were remanded by court.

The Government said necessary steps have been taken to ensure that the law is fully implemented in this regard. (Colombo Gazette)