Four Jaffna undergrads arrested

[TamilNet, Sunday, 18 February 2001, 11:32 GMT]
The Sri Lankan Police arrested four Jaffna university undergraduates who were collecting signatures on a memorandum urging the British government not to ban the Liberation Tigers around 2.45 p.m. Sunday afternoon near the entrance of the medical faculty. The arrested students were at of one of the offices set up by the students for receiving signatures of the public on the memorandum.

The Kopay Police confiscated all the documents and a cassette recorder in the office. Meanwhile, the leader of the Tamil Eelam Liberation Organisation in Jaffna, 'vinthan' signed the memorandum Sunday. The United National Party MP for Jaffna T. Maheswaran went to the campaign office of the students to put his signature on the memorandum Saturday.

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UNP MP for Jaffna T.Maheswaran signing the memorandum urging the British government not to ban the Liberation Tigers.
Photo: TamilNet.
The Police took the students away for detention and interrogation. A spokesperson for the undergraduates said that it is not yet known where the arrested students are being held.

According to the spokesperson, the arrested students are: T. Gajan, V.Babu and M. George. He said that the identity of the fourth student is not yet known.

 

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