People, NGOs join Jaffna University demo

[TamilNet, Thursday, 04 January 2001, 21:00 GMT]
The demonstration by students and staff of the Jaffna University asserting that the political aspiration of the Tamil people is self determination and urging the government to start peace talks with the Liberation Tigers continued for the seventh day on the campus Thursday. Students visited towns and villages in the peninsula Thursday to muster support among the people for their campaign.

balasundrampillai_p-p.jpgMany religious organizations and NGOs in Jaffna joined the university students' demonstration today.

A member of the University Students' union told TamilNet that his organization was glad that Prof.P.Balasundarampillai, the Vice Chancellor of the Jaffna University, is extending his support to the campaign.

He said that the people from villages and towns in the other parts of Jaffna will soon be joining the demonstration in strength as a result of the campaign today.

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