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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 971

Final year students of Jaffna University are back attending the university and rest expected to follow after tomorrow

By K.T.Rajasingham
Colombo, 06 January, (Asiantribune.com):

Vasanthy_Arasaratnam_2.jpgThe final year students of the Jaffna University are back attending the university says sources close to the university.

When Asian Tribune contacted Snr. Prof. Vasanthy Arasaratnam, Vice Chancellor of the Jaffna University, she confirmed that final tear students have begun attending the university.

Vice Chancellor Snr. Prof. Vasanthy Arasaratnam further said that she will meet the faculty deans, lecturers, student counselors and student leaders for a discussion on January 7 to consider the resuming university activities immediately.

Academic activities of the Jaffna University is expected to commence immediately after the meeting the Vice-Chancellor is expected to hold on the 7th January - after a two-month disruption following the arrest and detention of four students by the military.

The four students - V. Bavananthan, P. Tharshananth, K.Janamaejaynth, and S. Solomon, who are presently held in the Welikanda Rehabilitation Centre, had reportedly requested their colleagues to attend lectures stating that the authorities had promised them that they would be released soon.

They had conveyed this message to the deans and lecturers who had spoken to the students over the phone.

The students have been continuing to boycott lectures after 11 students were arrested in November in the wake of allegedly holding a LTTE commemoration ceremony within the university premises. Seven of the students were released with four of the students still under detention.

In the meantime, it is learnt that the first half yearly examination for the first year art faculty students is scheduled for 16th of January and the Jaffna University has informed that exam will be held as scheduled

- Asian Tribune -

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