Batticaloa schools observe hartal protesting killing of teacher

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 17 October 2006, 01:27 GMT]
Students and teachers in all schools in Batticaloa town and its suburbs observed hartal Monday the condemning the killing a male teacher of Kinaiyady Saraswathy Vidyalayam in Valaichenai Wednesday by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA), sources in Batticaloa said. The teacher was shot dead while conducting classes.

Thirunavukarasu Sivagnanaselvam, 32, of Nalliah street in Batticaloa was the teacher succumbed to his wounds after being rushed Valaichchenai government hospital.

Tamil Teachers' Union Batticaloa in its press release said that the killing of the teacher has created fear and insecurity among the teachers who serve the schools amidst so many hardships.


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