Students protest SLA killing

[TamilNet, Friday, 21 July 2000, 19:33 GMT]
Schoolchildren in Jaffna have been boycotting their classes since Monday, following the killing of Sathasivam Sanjeevan, a student of the Jaffna Hindu College by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers last week. The students are demanding that the Sri Lankan troops should give them assurance that they would not be put at risk from the soldiers' actions.

The SLA, however distributed leaflets in Jaffna urging the students to give up their boycott and claimed that Sanjeevan was collecting money for the Liberation Tigers.

However, several Non-governmental organisations in the northern town has appealed for an impartial inquiry in to the killing of the student.

Sanjeevan was shot dead by Sri Lanka Army soldiers on 13 July, while returning home after playing soccer at the college play grounds.

His funeral was held in Jaffna on Monday, 17 July, attended by several hundred schoolboys.


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