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Hartley College student disappears

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 17 January 2007, 13:48 GMT]
An advanced level student at Hartley College, Point Pedro has been missing from Monday amidst escalating number of disappearances in Jaffna district. Murugananthan Paramananthan, 19, from Northern coastal town of Viyaparimoolai was on his way to Nelliyadi, 3km south of his home town to attend to personal errands, when he disappeared, the parents said in a complaint filed at the Jaffna offices of the Human Rights Commission (HRC).
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Four grenade attacks on SLA troopers in Vadamaradchi

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 09 January 2007, 01:04 GMT]
Four hand grenade attacks were targetted towards Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troopers at four different places in Vadamaradchi Monday, sources in Point Pedro said. No SLA soldiers were injured in the attacks. However, SLA sources said that in one of the attacks at Alayady are in Polikandy, a member of the Liberation Tigers was killed.
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White van abduction triggers student boycott at Hartley College

[TamilNet, Thursday, 03 August 2006, 20:06 GMT]
The entire student body of Hartley College, Point Pedro boycotted classes Thursday protesting the the abduction of a senior student of the school, administration officials of the school said. Jegatheswaran Gajendran, 18, a Grade-12 student of the school located inside the High Security Zone, was abducted last Sunday and has not been found since.


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SLA hinders school rehabilitation work in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Friday, 23 June 2006, 15:46 GMT]
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooporation (SDC), which is running a post-conflict school rehabilitation programme in Jaffna, has written letters to the Government agent of Jaffna and the Military commander of Jaffna, informing that due to army harassment SDC is considering suspending school rehabilitation work at Hartley college and Methodist High Girls school which lie within the High Security Zone (HSZ), sources from Point Pedro said.
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Civil society members meet SLA in Jaffna Bishop's House

[TamilNet, Monday, 24 April 2006, 10:35 GMT]
Representatives of the People's Committee for Peace and Goodwill (PCPG) and members of Jaffna NGOs consortium met with Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Senior officials at the House of Jaffna Bishop, Rev Fr Thomas Saundaranayagam at 11.30 a.m., Monday to explore ways to arrest the increasing violence in the district, civil society sources in Jaffna said.
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SLA arrests five family members in Vadamaradchy

[TamilNet, Sunday, 02 April 2006, 13:59 GMT]
Several hundred Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers cordoned and searched Vadamaradchy areas close to the High Security Zone (HSZ) around 1st, 2nd and 3rd cross streets in Point Pedro Sunday early morning between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. and arrested five members of the same family and a boarding student, accusing them of hiding arms, sources in Point Pedro said.
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Jaffna students boycott schools

[TamilNet, Monday, 06 March 2006, 15:54 GMT]
Students organisations in Jaffna district jointly boycotted schools Monday protesting against increasing Sri Lanka Army(SLA) officers' interference in administrative affairs in Jaffna,student officials said. Protesting students burnt the effigy of Northern Region Sri Lanka Military Commander, Maj. Gen. Chandrasiri in front of Jaffna Hindu College. Though large number of armed Police and Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers were stationed near all schools from early morning the boycott ended without incidents and normalcy prevailed in Jaffna, sources said.
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Student protests escalate in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Thursday, 08 December 2005, 18:30 GMT]
University students protest at Kaladdy in Jaffna turned violent when Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers fired at the air and tried to disperse the protestors. The Scandinavian ceasefire monitors who tried to calm the situation had to withdraw from the site at 12:30 p.m. as they were unable to persuade SLA commanders and student leaders to come to an understanding to defuse the situation, sources said.


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Student protests to widen

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 07 December 2005, 01:57 GMT]
Jaffna Student Consortium said Tuesday evening that they have decided to expand the protests across Jaffna district schools Wednesday since the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has not met the demands by the protesting Hartley College students and has continued to use force to suppress student actions the last two days, sources in Jaffna said.
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Student protests continue, Vadamaradchy tense

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 December 2005, 12:30 GMT]
Tension griped Vadamaradchy area as students protests condemning attacks against the students by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) yesterday, and calling for removal of checkpoints near the High Security Zone (HSZ) encompassing Hartley College and Methodist Girls High School, continued for a second day Tuesday, sources in Point Pedro said.
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SLA fires tear gas at student protest in Point Pedro

[TamilNet, Monday, 05 December 2005, 11:11 GMT]
0Hundreds of students of Hartley College and Methodist Girls High School located in the High Security Zone (HSZ) in Point Pedro setup road blocks and protested against the Sri Lanka Army's (SLA) attempt to construct a new checkpoint on College Road leading to both schools, Monday at 8 a.m., sources said. SLA soldiers fired warning shots into the air and tear gas to disperse the protesting students.
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Grenade attack on SLA sentry near Point Pedro schools

[TamilNet, Saturday, 19 November 2005, 17:41 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) sentry point, serving as the gateway to Hartley College and Methodist Girls High School located within the Point Pedro High Security Zone (HSZ), came under grenade attack at 7 p.m. Saturday sources said. Gunmen riding a motorbike lobbed the grenade and escaped via the Hostel Road. Point Pedro SLA declined to disclose the damages to the sentry.
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Student resurgence convention concludes in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Friday, 11 November 2005, 12:43 GMT]
0Students from Jaffna schools assembled Friday at the Kailasapathy Hall Jaffna Campus to discuss issues confronting Tamil students in NorthEast. Head of Jaffna Students Federation, Mr Gunendran, presided the event. Organizers said this was the first event of this type arranged by the students in the NorthEast.
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Thamotheram, social activist, passes away

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 01 November 2005, 02:39 GMT]
Mr C J T Thamotheram, social activist and an expatriate doyen of Tamils in England, passed away on Thursday. Son of Mr CP Thamotheram who was a principal at Hartley College (1915 - 1943), CJT Thamotheram was a student and teacher at Hartley College, Point Pedro, and later teacher at Latymer Upper School in U.K.
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Foreign education officials visit tsunami hit Jaffna, Mullaitivu

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 22 February 2005, 15:48 GMT]
Mr.Fred van Leeuwen, General Secretary of the Education International (EI) and Mr.Aloysius Mathews, Chief Co-ordinator of the EI, Asia Pacific region accompanied by Mr.T.Mahasivam, General Secretary of the Ceylon Tamil Teachers' Union (CTTU) Monday visited the tsunami hit coastal areas in the districts of Jaffna and Mullaitivu, sources said.


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Jaffna education official dies in road accident

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 27 October 2004, 14:13 GMT]
Mr.Ponniah Venugopalavanithasan (53), Theevagam Zonal Director of Education in Jaffna district died on the spot Wednesday morning around 11.10 a.m. at Manthikai Therumoodi Madam along Jaffna Point Pedro road when a vehicle crashed into a house, Nelliyady Police said.


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Fire destroys computers worth Rs.4m at Hartley College

[TamilNet, Saturday, 08 May 2004, 18:10 GMT]
Computer center Hartley College, Point Pedro, a leading educational institution in the Jaffna district, housing computer equipment estimated to be worth nearly Rs.4 million was completely destroyed by fire Saturday, school officials said. The school is located inside the High Security Zone around the harbor area in Point Pedro.
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Glowing tribute paid to retiring principal Sister Madutheen

[TamilNet, Saturday, 28 February 2004, 13:11 GMT]
Parents, students, leading citizens, educationists, politicians and peoples of all walks of life Saturday assembled at the Vavuniya-Irambaikulam Girls Maha Vidiyalayam to bid farewell to Sister M.M.Jude Madutheen who retired after serving fifteen years as Principal of the institution, sources in Vavuniya said.


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HSZs not a matter for GA - Maj. Gen. Chandrapala

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 24 December 2003, 08:10 GMT]
Maj. Gen. Susil Chandrapala at the Kachcheri WednesdayMaj. Gen. Susil Chandrapala, the new Sri Lankan security forces commander for Jaffna, told TamilNet Wednesday that the question of Sri Lanka army high security zones in Jaffna is not a matter for the district’s Government Agent but it is one that’s under his purview. He was speaking to the local press after a meeting between civilian officials and the military at the Jaffna District Secretariat Wednesday morning.
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SLA’s new Jaffna commander meets NGOs

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 23 December 2003, 14:17 GMT]
"I want the people of Jaffna to live without the interference of the military in their day-to-day lives. I want good relations with them," said Maj. Gen. Susil Chandrapala, the new Sri Lankan security forces commander for Jaffna, during a discussion with the Council of Non-Governmental Organisations in the northern peninsula, according to NGO Council officials who took part in the meeting Tuesday.
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