University students, Shivaji brave SL restrictions on veneration of Tamil Eelam Heroes in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 10:46 GMT]
The Tamil student community forcibly opened the gate of the University of Jaffna and entered the memorial site for Tamil Eelam Heroes inside the main campus on Tamil Heroes Day braving the official ban against entering the University premises on Tamil Eelam Heroes Day. The mobilisation took place around 10:00 a.m. two hours ahead of the scheduled time. More than three hundred students entered the premises and paid tribute to the fallen Tamil Eelam Heroes at Maaveerar memorial and lit the morning flame. In the meantime, former NPC Councillor and ex-TNA parliamentarian M.K. Shivajilingam braved the harassment by the SL Army officers at the entrance to the Tamil Eelam Heroes Cemetery at Kodikaamam in Thenmaraadchi, Jaffna.

Although Mr Shivajilingam and his team were blocked at the main entrance, they manoeuvred to lit the flame of sacrifice at a nearby entrance to the SL military-occupied Thuyilum-illam grounds.

SL military intelligence persons in civilian clothes rushed to the University of Jaffna to take photos of the participants in a threatening manner.

The ‘‘Competent Authority’’ of the University of Jaffna was made to issue an internal circular informing the heads of faculties, departments, units and sections that the working session was closed from 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday due to “prevailing situation in the University premises”.

Shivajilingam confronted by SL Army at Kodikaamam
Shivajilingam confronted by SL Army at the main entrance to Kodikaamam Tamil Eelam Heroes Cemetery (thuyilum illam in Thenmaraadchi)
Shivajilingam confronted by SL Army at Kodikaamam
Shivajilingam and his team lit Heroes Day morning flame
Shivajilingam and his team lit Heroes Day morning flame
Shivajilingam and his team lit Heroes Day morning flame at the entrance to Kodikaamam Heroes Cemetery, braving harassment of SL Army stationed at the cemetery which has been razed to the ground
Shivajilingam and his team lit Heroes Day morning flame
UoJ Gates opened by students
Students prepared to forcibly open the gate to the main entrance of the University of Jaffna to access the memorial square of Tamil Eelam Heroes inside the University premises to lit the morning flame on Heroes Day
UoJ Gates opened by students
UoJ Gates opened by students
UoJ Gates opened by students
UoJ Gates opened by students
UoJ students pay tribute
UoJ students pay tribute
UoJ students pay tribute
UoJ students pay tribute
UoJ students pay tribute
UoJ - Internal Circular
Internal Circular issued by Competent Authority of Jaffna University, Prof K Kandasamy


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