Student boycott demanding release of arrested schoolboy
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 04 July 2000, 14:12 GMT]
Several thousand students studying in over 30 schools in the Muttur electorate in the Trincomalee district have launched a boycott compaign demanding the immediate release of a student, Nagarajah Vamaneswaran who was arrested by the Sri Lank Army (SLA) on 11 June.
Over thirty schools in Kaddaiparichchan, Chenaiyoor, Sampoor, Kadatkaraichchenai Amman Nagar, Pallikuddiruppu, Thangapuram, Pattalipuram, Nallur, Malaimunthal, Illakanthai, Soodaikudah, Eechchilampathhai have been affected by this boycott, school authorities said.
The Student Union has informed the authorities that the boycott would continue until the Nagarasa Vamaneswaran is released.
Nagarasa Vamaneswaran, a student of Pallikudiruppu Hindu Maha Vidiyalayam, is to sit for the forthcoming G.C.E.Advanced Level examination scheduled to commence on July 31 this year.
The SLA arrested Nagarasa Vamaneswaran near the Kattaiparichchan camp on June 11, when he was accompanying his sister to Muttur town to buy provisions. Since then, he has been detained by Trincomalee Police. First he was detained at the Trincomalee Police Headquarters. During the course of interrogation he was admitted to Trincomalee base hospital for treatment. Later he was detained at the Uppuveli Police Station. From there he was admitted to the Trincomalee base hospital for the second time for treatment.