Jaffna University undergrad released in tortured state

[TamilNet, Monday, 07 January 2008, 18:46 GMT]
The final year science undergrad arrested in Sri Lanka Army (SLA) cordon and search operation Thursday from his home in Koanamalay, Koa'ndaavil in Jaffna was brought in a vehicle Sunday midnight and released in a severely tortured state near his home, Jaffna University Student Union (JUSU) sources said. Jaffna University VC confirmed the release of the arrested undergrad.

Balasubramaniam Mayooran, 26 is the student released Sunday midnight near his home with signs of assault and torture on his body.

The newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of Jaffna University, Prof. N.Shanmugalingan and Deans of Faculties had made urgent requests to SLA authorities in Jaffna to immediately release Mayooran.

Jaffna University Student Union, Science Faculty Student Union and other similar organizations also had appealed to the SLA in Jaffna urging the immediate release of Mayooran.

The SLA had not informed the arrest of the undergraduate to Jaffna University authorities.

Mayooran teaches in a private education centre during spare time to support his family which depends on his income, the Student Unions had pointed out in their appeal to the SLA in Jaffna.


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