Jaffna students warn of protests

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 09 January 2002, 00:08 GMT]
The Jaffna Technical College Students' Union (JTCSU) has appealed to the Prime Minister, Mr.Ranil Wickremesinghe, to take immediate steps to release Jaffna university student Mr. Krishnasamy Thivyan who has been detained since 2 July 2001. "Students of the Jaffna Technical College and Jaffna Higher Technical Institute would organise a mass agitation in the peninsula if Thivyan is not released immediately," the JTCSU said in a memorandum sent to Mr.Ranil Wickremasinghe Tuesday.

Thivyan, former secretary of the Science Faculty Students Union, was arrested by the Sri Lanka Army soldiers on 2 July, last year. The army claimed that he was arrested with arms. The Jaffna University students'Union, however, denied any involvement by Thiviyan in any offence.

Thivyan's arrests led to a series of student protests in the north and east of the island.


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