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Tamil student in Jaffna commits suicide demanding release of political prisoners

[TamilNet, Thursday, 26 November 2015, 08:39 GMT]
Leaving behind a letter demanding the Maithiripala regime in Colombo to immediately release Tamil political prisoners, 18-year-old Advanced Level Arts section student of Kokkuvil Hindu College, Senthuran Rajeswaran from Koappaay North, sacrificed his life Thursday morning by jumping in front of a speeding ‘Sri Lankan’ train at Kokkuvil junction. “In Tamil Elam, always loving Tamils,” he ended his letter just a day ahead of Eezham Tamils world over observing the Tamil Eelam Heroes Day.

Senthuran Rajeswaran
Senthuran Rajeswaran (18.09.1997 - 26.11.2015)
“Even a student like me is able to understand the significance of releasing all political prisoners immediately. There should be no political prisoner in the prisons.”

“I am disappointed to see the inability of the ‘Good Governance’ government to understand this,” Senthuran has written in his final letter.

“The government must deliver [release of] all tamil political prisoners, immediately,” he wrote in English.

Senthuran hails from an average agricultural family. He was a silent and focused student. He has a brother and three sisters, his fellow students said.

His body was found torn into pieces in school uniform and tension prevailed at Kokkuvil following the tragic incident.

Students at the University of Jaffna launched a protest against the Sri Lankan State soon after the news of the incident Thursday morning.

The letter left behind by Senthuran Rajeswaran
The letter left behind by Senthuran Rajeswaran


Kokkuvil suicide
Kokkuvil suicide


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