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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 731

Two of the four arrested Jaffna University students released

Colombo, 24 January, (Asiantribune.com):

Two of the four Jaffna University Students who were arrested on 30th November by the Terrorist Investigations Division in the immediate aftermath of former LTTE leader V. Prabhakaran’s birthday were released on Tuesday 22 January.

The two released Jaffna student were Council President Bawananthan and Science Faculty third year student Solomon.

The arrested students had undergone training at a rehabilitation camp since November last year at a military camp in Welikanda and later in Vavuniya.

The Dean of the Management Faculty of the Jaffna University Mr. Velnamby and parents of the two students went to Welikantha and brought the released two srudents back to Jaffna.

Rehabilitation Commissioner Tharshana Hettiarachchi said the two students -- Jaffna University Student Council President Bawananthan and Science Faculty third year student Solomon were released on 22nd January.

In November last year, 11 students were arrested over allegations of a petrol bomb attack on a TELO office and for engaging in other pro-LTTE activities. Subsequently seven students were released.

The students had undergone training at a rehabilitation camp since November last year at a military camp in Welikanda and later in Vavuniya

Another two university students P. Dharshananth, the secretary of the Jaffna University Students Union, K. Jenemejayan, the arts faculty student union leader sti remain under custody in Welikantha.

- Asian Tribune -

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