Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sinhala students leaving tension stricken Jaffna University in Northern Sri Lanka
Sun, Dec 2, 2012, 09:58 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 02, Jaffna: Sources from Jaffna University of Sri Lanka say that the students of the majority Sinhala community have begun to leave the tension stricken university in the Tamil dominated city.

Teachers and students have decided to continue their agitations demanding the release of student leaders arrested by the police, and Tamil students are planning to boycott classes until the arrested students will be released, sources say.

Academics and students have been on strike since last Wednesday when the police dispersed a demonstration using minimal power.

Police have arrested four student leaders to question regarding the subversive acts in the university.

The students are being interrogated over a fire-bombing of an office of a Tamil political party and organizing events to commemorate the banned terrorist group's Martyrs' Day last week which is illegal under country's Terrorism Prevention laws.

Police say security has been tightened in the university and investigations are underway.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka to investigate claims of adoption fraud
-- [17 minutes ago]
British High Commission Colombo celebrates Britain's creative industries.
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Premier pledges support from next year budget to uplift grassroot businesses
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka parliament passes bill to increase female representation in Provincial Councils with two-third majority
Sri Lanka electricity workers end strike, doctors to begin 24-hour anti SAITM strike
New initiatives to boost production of Sri Lanka porcelain, red clay and glass
Sri Lanka President, First Lady meet U.S. President and First Lady
Sri Lankan Court grants bail to former government officials Lalith Weeratunga and Anusha Palpita
Sri Lanka parliament temporarily adjourns due to Joint Opposition members' disruption
Much need to be done for peacebuilding and reconciliation in Sri Lanka - UN

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.