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* Jaffna University to recommence academic activities tomorrow
Mon, Jan 7, 2013, 08:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 07, Colombo: Academic activities at the Jaffna University in Sri Lanka will resume tomorrow after the university had been closed for over a month.

Following a decision taken at a special meeting between the Vice Chancellor Vasanthi Arasaratnam, University lecturers and leaders of the students union today, Student Advisor of the Jaffna University V. Pushparatnem announced that academic activities of the university would commence tomorrow, January 08.

The Higher Education Ministry gave an ultimatum yesterday that the university will be closed if it fails to return to academic activities this week.

The University ceased to function since November 30 after students and lecturers decided to boycott classes demanding the release of four university students arrested by the police when students clashed with the security forces personnel.

The students were arrested on charges of supporting terrorist activities following the clash between university students and the security forces on November 27th when the students tried to commemorate the dead fighters of the former terrorist organization on its Heroes' Day (Mahaveer Day).

The defence authorities have declined to release the arrested student leaders who are accused of being the members of the defunct Tamil Tiger terrorist organization Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

The students are currently undergoing rehabilitation at a military camp.

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