JU students boycott lectures demanding Raveendran’s release

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 01 April 2009, 13:58 GMT]
Jaffna University students of Medicine, Science and Agricultural Faculties joined in the boycott of lectures launched by the Arts Faculty students Wednesday demanding the immediate release of lecturer Selvarajah Raveendran, the younger brother of Jaffna District Tamil National (TNA) parliamentarian, Selvarajah Kajendran, sources in Jaffna said. All educational activities in Jaffna University ceased as the entire students joined in the boycott which is expected to continue until the release of Raveendran, the sources added.

JU students boycott lectures
JU students boycott lectures

Raveendran who was following a postgraduate course in Moratuwa University was abducted 24 March night by armed persons inside the high security area in Madiwela in Colombo while he was returning to the parliamentarian's residence.

The Arts Faculty Students Union (AFSU) in Jaffna University had extended a request Tuesday to the students of other faculties to join in the Wednesday boycott.



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