3RD LEAD (Correction)

SLA cordon, search Jaffna University environs for missing Sri Lankan flag

[TamilNet, Monday, 05 February 2007, 09:37 GMT]
More than five hundred Sri Lankan troopers Monday morning cordoned off the area surrounding the University of Jaffna in Thriunelvely, 4 km north of Jaffna town and launched a search operation after a group of persons who entered the premises of Jaffna University and removed the Sri Lankan Lion flag Monday morning.

On the instructions of the SLA officials to hoist the flag on the first working day after the Independence Day, Prof. K. Kumaravadivel, the Acting Vice Chancellor had hoisted the Sri Lankan flag Monday morning with the help of the security personnel of the university in front of the university building.

In a few minutes after the flag was hoisted, a group of persons came and took away the hoisted flag. Jaffna police being informed of the incident, SLA troopers and police were deployed immediately around the university in great numbers. They cordoned off and searched the university surroundings and Thirunelveli area where the university is located.

Passengers travelling in vehicles and their belongings were subjected to thorough search and persons entering the university too were interrogated before being allowed in.

Prof. Kumaravadivel said that none of the security personnel of the university had been arrested.

The security personnel of the university were interrogated by the SLA while the search for the missing Sri Lanka flag continued until Monday evening.

The SLA troopers on Sunday had warned the University administration Sunday to hoist the Sri Lankan flag after removing the black flags that were hoisted inside the University premises and its environs.



Latest 15 Reports
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
07.10.17 23:21  
Colombo brings Sinhala private partnerships to wage structural genocide in Vanni
06.10.17 23:22  
Uprooted Tamils face ultimatum on proving land ownership in strategic Kokku’laay
Find this article at: