Death threats to Jaffna university student leaders, faculty heads

[TamilNet, Sunday, 23 September 2007, 12:14 GMT]
Pamphlets containing a death-list of thirteen members of Jaffna University Student Union (JUSU) and faculty heads were pasted in the campus walls Friday night, creating fear among the undergraduates, and disrupting normal educational activities, sources in Jaffna said. Unless immediate efforts are taken to stop the death threats, the students will be forced to agitate, JUSU representatives who wish to remain anonymous said to TamilNet Saturday.

The Vice-chancellor and other interested organs have issued a public request all related parties to help create a conducive atmosphere to carry on educational activities.

The JUSU also has extended a similar plea.

The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) high command in Jaffna, when contacted by the VC and other organizations, said the SLA is not associated in anyway with the pamphlets, and offered to help to restore normalcy, the sources added.

The JUSU representatives, however, recalled that the armed men who had forcibly entered their campus and assaulted persons including the Campus security guard still remain at large due to the disinterest of the law agencies in Jaffna peninsula.

The JUSU pointed out the number of students killed after being issued with death threats, and urged the authorities concerned to take immediate and positive measures to find and punish the persons responsible for the anonymous posters and notices.

The JUSU and the students of Jaffna peninsula will not hesitate to agitate if constructive measures are not taken at the earliest, JUSU representatives said.

The student leaders do no want to be named, as persons in the forefront of student agitations earlier had been targeted by the Sri Lanka Armed Forces and the Tamil paramilitary armed men, they added.

 

Latest 15 Reports
04.07.20 22:28   Photo
Monk commanding Sinhala-Buddhicisation of North-East threatens Tamil villagers in Batticaloa
03.07.20 19:28   Photo
After Naavat-kuzhi, Colombo targets Poonakari for Sinhala colonisation across Jaffna lagoon
02.07.20 22:26  
Colombo imposes restrictions on Tamil valour related symbolism in schools of North
01.07.20 13:22  
New secret unit among four SL military and police squads competing to arrest Tamil youth in North
30.06.20 22:10  
Tamils blocked from accessing properties near SL Navy training base in Champoor, Trincomalee
29.06.20 23:29   Photo
Moragoda advising Gotabaya prompts Sinhala parties to scrap Provincial Councils
28.06.20 22:06  
India privileging BRIC/RIC over Quad ‘discordant’, says former US top diplomat
27.06.20 22:11  
Indo-Pacific expert wants US to seek opportunities in ‘Sri Lanka’
26.06.20 21:24  
Russia steps up influence on New Delhi to uphold “multilateralism” against US “rules-based order”
25.06.20 23:53  
Pompeo talks about US reposturing troops, mentions India, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia
24.06.20 23:36   Photo
Devananda circumvents court order, manipulates Jaffna fishers to allow poachers from South
23.06.20 22:03  
Sinhala encroachment of pastureland continues unabated in Batticaloa
22.06.20 18:17  
SLMC Chairman: Time for joint Tamil-Muslim efforts
21.06.20 23:11   Photo
Ex-councillor: Poverty-stricken Tamils at receiving end of SL military brutality in North
20.06.20 23:53   Photo
Tamil man killed, Sinhala Army opens fire at motorbike rider at Mukamaalai in North
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=23346