JTC students march in protest against college management

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 29 September 2009, 11:53 GMT]
More than a hundred students of Jaffna Technical College (JTC) went on a protest march Tuesday around 11:00 a.m. from JTC accusing the college management for corruption and malpractices, sources in Jaffna said. The protesting students first handed over their memorandum to Minister Douglas Devananda at his office in Jaffna Srithar Theatre and then to Jaffna District Government Agent, K. Ganesh, at Jaffna Secretariat in Chu'ndikkuzhi, demanding speedy action, the sources added.

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The students who had been boycotting lectures for more than a month continuously had called off the boycott on the promises made by Minister Douglas Devananda that he will do the needful to put the JTC management on the right track.

The minister had not kept his promise and hence this protest march, the student union representatives said.

They further alleged that the present JTC management enjoys the support and blessings of Basil Rajapakse, the brother of President Mahinda Rajapakse and it has misappropriated millions of rupees meant for the education of JTC students.

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JTC students had been forced to work for the ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) in the recent Jaffna Municipal Council, the students further alleged.

Meanwhile, Jaffna Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) said Tuesday that 6000 applications including 400 young women were received for the posts of police constables, drivers and sub-inspectors.

The interviews were held in five police stations in Jaffna district, he said.

850 among these applicants selected among the 6000 on Monday will sit for a written examination and face medical examination Tuesday, he added.

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has raised its strong protest against this recruitment while civil society sources in Jaffna alleged that most of the selected applicants are persons in paramilitary group collaborating with the government armed forces in Jaffna.


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