Colombo plans to appropriate Trincomalee campus of EUSL for Sinhalese

[TamilNet, Thursday, 01 November 2012, 09:29 GMT]
Tamil undergrads in the Trincomalee Campus of the Eastern University of Sri Lanka (EUSL) are coming under continuous physical attack by Sinhalese students who have now become the majority of the campus in the country of Eezham Tamils. Attacks on 'minority' Tamil undergrads are being carried out with the hidden agenda of the chauvinist administration of the SL University Grants Commission (UGC) to convert the EUSL as fully fledged Sinhala campus, Tamil academic sources say.

EUSL headquarters is situated in Batticaloa. Two faculties one for Siddha Medicine and other for Communication and Management are in the Trincomalee campus of the EUSL. Lectures are being conducted in the two faculties according to the wishes of the majority Sinhalese students, disregarding Tamil students’ needs, sources say.

Only twenty five Tamil undergrads are currently enrolled for studies against Sinhalese undergrads numbering between 200 and 240. Affected Tamil undergrads say that the Campus administration is not bothered about their complaints.

According to affected undergrads two of them were attacked by Sinhalese students on October 27 and were admitted at the Trincomalee general hospital. But on October 31 some more Tamil students have been attacked by the Sinhalese.

Hostel for Trincomalee campus students is situated in the heart of Trincomalee town and the campus is at Nilaave'li, about twelve km away from the town. Transport is provided by the campus administration for the students to travel to campus from their hostel in Trincomalee town to attend classes.

On Wednesday, Oct 31, when the students as usual left the hostel in the bus provided by the campus administration, a photograph of Lord Buddha pasted in the bus was found torn on that day. A group of Sinhalese undergrads immediately started assaulting their Tamil counterparts in the bus for the damage to Lord Buddha's picture without questioning the driver and the conductor of the bus.

Campus administration did not taken any action against the Sinhalese students even after the affected students had made a complaint. Tamil students say this was due to the political influence of Sinhalese students in the campus. But affected parties have made complaints to the police.

Tamil undergrads have expressed fear in attending classes in the campus due to the highhanded action of their Sinhala counterparts with political backing and have not returned to the campus hostel in Trincomalee since the attack.


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
25.09.17 19:22  
Political prisoners resume hunger-strike as Colombo transfers hearings to Anuradhapura
24.09.17 22:26   Photo
Colombo's ‘State Land’ seizure to affect thousands in Vadamaraadchi East
23.09.17 09:46   Photo
Tamil children massacred by CBK's Sinhala Air Force remembered in Jaffna
22.09.17 23:32   Photo
Sinhala colonisation stepped up, genocidal system cannot be transformed through ‘consensus’
21.09.17 22:14   Photo
Champoor Tamils’ security, livelihood threatened by US military partnership with genocidal Sri Lanka
20.09.17 23:37   Photo
Sathasivam papers on Sumerian-Tamil connections see the light of day
19.09.17 22:53  
Tamil village in Batticaloa-Polonnaruwa border Sinhalicized by Mahaweli authority, Survey Dept
18.09.17 18:18   Photo
Uprooted people find houses destroyed by SL Navy in Ira'nai-theevu after 2008
17.09.17 22:07  
Muslims oppose Colombo's ‘Sinhala-only’ policy in public administration of Ampaa'rai
16.09.17 23:49  
Families of enforced disappeared want answers, no deceptive bills to genocidal system
15.09.17 23:30   Photo
30th remembrance of Lt Col Thileepan strengthens resolve among Eezham Tamils
14.09.17 22:52   Photo
Sirisena’s Mahaweli ministry twists old records to Sinhalicize Paduvaankarai
13.09.17 16:39  
EPRLF opposes 20A to SL Constitution, ITAK duo wrongs again says Premachandran
12.09.17 23:17   Photo
Alienate lands to Sinhala colonists or face transfer: SL Governor warns Tamil DS in Vanni
11.09.17 12:10  
Risking legal action, Hakeem wants to transfer lands to Hizbulla’s colony in Batticaloa
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=35713