Trincomalee students boycott classes

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 20 February 2001, 12:40 GMT]
Tamil students in Trincomalee town boycotted their classes Tuesday in support of the 'Pongu Thaml' (Tamil Upsurge) program at the Eastern University in Batticaloa. An effigy of Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar was set on fire by the students at the conclusion of the rally.

Majority of shops and other business establishments belonging to Tamils also remained closed in the Trincomalee town, said sources.

Ponguthamil Batti 9 sm Ponguthamil Batti 7 sm
Ponguthamil Batti 10 sm Ponguthamil Batti 8 sm
Clockwise from top left
Vice Chancellor of the Eastern University, Prof.M.S Mookaiah, addressing the Pongu Thamil rally. Father. Joseph Mary of the Catholic church in Batticaloa addressing the rally. Kadirgamar's effigy being set on fire by students at the conclusion of the rally. A student leader addressing the meeting.
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