Jaffna undergrads temporarily suspend boycott

[TamilNet, Monday, 21 May 2007, 21:53 GMT]
In response to the request made by Jaffna University Acting vice-chancellor (VC), Jaffna Government Agent (GA), University Senate and Education society members, the Jaffna University Student Union (JUSU) temporarily suspended the boycott, JUSU leaders said. The students launched the boycott in protest against the abduction of students, intrusion into the campus by armed men and the violations perpetrated by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and collaborating paramilitaries disrupting educational activities in Jaffna peninsula.

The students will attend lectures Tuesday and the boycott was withdrawn taking into consideration the outstation students who were about to leave the peninsula due to the volatile situation, JUSU representatives said.

The pledges made by the University administration and other key officials to bring about an atmosphere conducive to learning were reasons for the withdrawal of the boycott, they added.

Mavai Senathirajah, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Jaffna parliamentarian had raised the issues with the President of Sri Lanka, sources in Jaffna said.

The VC and other higher authorities had met with the SLA Jaffna Commander to discuss ways of resuming educational activities of the university, the sources added.

The boycott by the peninsula students in protest against the abduction of their fellow students, however, continues as the fate of the four abducted high school students remains unknown.


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
13.10.19 22:15   Photo
SL Governor's latest land grab poses danger to archaeological traces of Eezham Tamils
12.10.19 22:23   Photo
Monks step up campaign against Muslims, want to carve out Sinhala colony in Ampaa'rai
11.10.19 22:07   Photo
Vote for Self-Determination, reject major candidates for more effective boycott
10.10.19 23:31   Photo
SL Police intensifies restrictions on Saiva devotees at disputed ‘chaitya’ hilltop in East
09.10.19 20:17  
Indian Coast Guard trespassed into waters off Jaffna, 18 fishers detained since 03 October
08.10.19 18:43  
Divisional Secretary, TNA MPs must act to release Chegnchoalai lands: civil activist
07.10.19 23:12   Photo
Heinous act by HRCSL: former orphans of Chegnchoalai on the brink of losing lands
06.10.19 12:21  
EPDP joins Jaffna protest against desecration of Neeraaviyadi temple
05.10.19 22:06  
Families inheriting lands from parents refused of land registration in Moothoor East
04.10.19 21:50  
SL Archaeology, Police continue to disturb Tamils’ right to worship at Vedukku-naa'ri hilltop
03.10.19 19:16  
Raghavan plans to distribute uncultivatable lands to Tamils to compensate for loss of fertile lands
02.10.19 22:28   Photo
No place for human rights in China’s white paper for future world
01.10.19 18:26  
Genocidal Sri Lanka hits back at UN, claims it passed ‘litmus test’ on human rights in 2019
30.09.19 20:49  
SL military, police, traders, exert pressure on civil authorities in Mannaar to alienate lands
29.09.19 18:19  
No to alternative lands, original lands must be released with compensation, say Tamil activists
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=22233