Jaffna University students, staff protest

[TamilNet, Friday, 29 December 2000, 22:29 GMT]
Hundreds of students, academic and non-academic staff of the Jaffna University demonstrated inside the campus premises on Friday voicing support to the political demands of the Tamil people, and demanding the Sri Lankan Government to declare cease-fire and to begin negotiations with the Liberation Tigers, sources in the northern town said.

Protestors also shouted slogans and carried banners which read "Recognise Tamil people's right to self determination," "Recognize the traditional homeland of Tamil people," and "Sri Lanka Government, begin peace talks with Liberation Tigers, the sole representatives of Tamil people," sources said.

The Students' Union organised a meeting at the Kailasapathy Hall before the picketing which began at 10 a.m. and went on till 12 noon.

Vice Chancellor of the University Prof.Balasundarampillai, Prof.Sittampalam and many student leaders spoke at the meeting.

Prof.Balasundarampillai said he was happy to see the university community coming together and expressing solidarity with the Tamil people in their wish to find a peaceful solution to the conflict. "I can witness an enlightened and energetic student group," Balasundarampillai added.

The Student Union distributed a handout which said, "Tamil people wish to live with dignity in an environment of permanent peace. Peace can only be achieved by fulfilling the aspirations of the Tamil people. The Sri Lanka Government should come forward to declare a ceasefire as Liberation Tigers have done and to engage in peace talks."

 

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