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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2525

Jaffna Student Union relaunched boycotting lectures

Jaffna, 21 October, (

Dissatisfied with the response by President Maithripala Sirisena to the issue of political prisoners, students of all faculties of Jaffna University have decided to a boycott classes for five days.

The Jaffna University Students Federation called a discussion yesterday morning regarding the President’s solutions on political prisoners.

Following the discussion the students decided to boycott lectures till 25th October.

President Maithripala Srisena requested more time until Wednesday 25th October, to consult with Attorney General and Justice Minister, the student leaders said.

He was also asking more time last Saturday, when he visited Jaffna to participate in the National Tamil Language Day celebrations.

As October 25 is the day given by President Maithripala Srisena to solve the issue of political prisoners, Students Federation had decided to continue their action until that day.

The Student Union representatives also said, if the President failed to provide a permanent solution, the students would continue their protest as hunger strike.

The exam for the fourth year students of the science faculty did not take place yesterday as schedule.

In the meantime, 70 Tamil political prisoners detained at New Magazine Prison in Colombo have also submitted a written request to Jaffna University Student Union urging the students to fight for their release with dignity.

- Asian Tribune -

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