SLA troopers enter University premises in Jaffna, arrest student leader

[TamilNet, Saturday, 19 August 2006, 07:05 GMT]
Large number of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers rounded up the Jaffna University, broke open the office of the Jaffna University Students Federation, arrested a student activist and took away the computers and documents, Friday, while the curfew was strictly observed, student sources said.

Hundreds of SLA troops arrived at the scene at 10.00 a.m., asked the employees to gather in a certain spot, searched every nook and corner thoroughly, even broke open some closed doors, until 5.00 p.m., the first time in the history.

SLA broke open the Federations office, housed in the 2nd floor of the Arts Faculty, seized the computers and documents belonging to the Federation and arrested T. Paherathan, 24, 3rd Year student reading Arts , from Mullaithivu, a student activist wanted for questioning by the Army.

The curfew in Valikamam area was relaxed at 12.00 noon instead of 10.00 a.m.

Meanwhile, a group of internally displaced people who were traveling towards Allaippiddy, when the curfew was relaxed, came under artillery attack from Palaly, Friday morning.

 

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