Student protests continue, Vadamaradchy tense

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 December 2005, 12:30 GMT]
Tension griped Vadamaradchy area as students protests condemning attacks against the students by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) yesterday, and calling for removal of checkpoints near the High Security Zone (HSZ) encompassing Hartley College and Methodist Girls High School, continued for a second day Tuesday, sources in Point Pedro said.

Hundreds of students from other schools in Vadamaradchy area joined the protest by setting up road blocks using tree branches and dragging concertina fences, and burning tyres along all four roads leading to the HSZ, College Road, Vinayagamudaliyar (VM) Raod, Harbor Road and Sea Road, and blockaded the SLA camps.

Additional SLA soldiers and Police, were brought into the area and formed a cordon around the students. Situation further deteriorated as parents, fearing safety of their children participating in the protests, assembled around the outer circle of SLA soldiers and police, sources said.

Although tear gas was used in places and soldiers fired into the air, there are no report of any injuries.

Protests spread to other towns in Vadamaradchy when students from schools in Nelliyady, Valvettiturai (VVT), Udupiddy and Thunnalai set fire to tyres in front of their schools.

Traders in most towns in Vadamaradchy have closed their businesses fearing violence as protests intensified, sources in Vadamaradchy said.

 

Latest 15 Reports
22.10.17 21:55   Photo
Colombo seizes more lands for Sinhala colonisation in Trincomalee through engineering Tamil-Muslim divide in East
21.10.17 21:46  
Unitary constitution imposing choice irrelevant to fundamentals needs rejection by Tamils
20.10.17 07:02  
Jaffna University students boycott classes against manipulative justice of genocidal Sri Lanka
19.10.17 17:11   Photo
Sirisena disappoints student leaders, Cooray humiliates families of hunger-striking prisoners
18.10.17 23:45  
Eastern Provincial Land authority discriminates Tamils
17.10.17 18:46   Photo
Paramilitary operative employed at Cooray's secretariat in Jaffna harasses public servants
16.10.17 07:15   Photo
UN Refugee agency ignorant of stranded Tamil refugees in Indonesia
15.10.17 19:12  
Tamil fisherman rammed by intruding Sinhala fishermens’ boat, fishing disputes escalate in Jaffna
14.10.17 07:34   Photo
Tamil protesters confront Maithiripala Sirisena in Jaffna
13.10.17 17:40   Photo
North at standstill, Sampanthan not to accompany Sirisena to Jaffna
12.10.17 23:35  
SL military postpones land release for 2 years as UN awarded Colombo with 2 more years in Geneva
11.10.17 23:48   Photo
20 Tamil organisations to lay siege to SL Governor's office on Friday
10.10.17 22:05   Photo
SL ‘Manipulative Justice’ exposed once again in Tamil political prisoners’ case: Sivapalan
09.10.17 22:09  
Protests gain momentum as hunger-striking political prisoners’ health deteriorates
08.10.17 23:00   Photo
SL constitutional discourse seen coupled with ‘Vision 2025’ policy of genocidal Sri Lanka
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=16485