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Jaffna undergrads to launch protest

2014 Apr 28

The Jaffna University Students Union has threatened to launch a protest against alleged intimidation by the security forces. A statement by the union released on Friday (25) said that the military had conducted a search operation inside the boys’ hostel of the University the previous day having forcibly entered the premises.

The statement further said that the students of all faculties of the Jaffna University would refrain from academic activities if such instances continued. When contacted, an official of the Jaffna University denied any knowledge of such an announcement by the students union and also said they were unaware of any search operations conducted in the boys’ hostel premises. When contacted, Military Spokesperson, Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya completely denied security forces had ever conducted such a operation. “It is a baseless allegation done for a fishy reason”, the Brigadier Wanigasooriya added.
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