Students' protest in Vavuniya
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 09 July 2002, 19:17 GMT]
More than twenty thousand Tamil and Muslim students Tuesday marched in protest against the continuing occupation of schools by the Sri Lankan army and the general discrimination they are subjected to by Colombo. The students handed over memorandums to the Vavuniya government agent, the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission, the UNHCR and the UNICEF in the northern border town.
Principals, teachers and education officials took part in the protest march Tuesday.
Students shouted slogans during the march, asking the SLA to implement the ceasefire agreement between Colombo and the Liberation Tigers and to immediately leave schools occupied by the military in the northeast.