Feb 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa today ordered authorities to release the two Jaffna University students who had been detained for months, Government information Department said.
The President, who is visiting Jaffna, has instructed the Inspector General of Police N.K. Ilangakoon to release the two students, who were detained in a rehabilitation camp for engaging in subversive activities.
The parents of the two university students, Secretary of the Jaffna University Students' Union, P. Darshanth and S. Solomon, have requested the President. Both are third year students of the Science Faculty.
The Terrorist Investigation Department (TID) of police arrested the four students, Darshanth, Soloman, Ganeshamoorthy Sudarshan and Kanakasuntharaswamy Janaka Jeyan following a clash with the police over the issue of observing the LTTE's Heroes Day on November 27 to commemorate the dead fighters of the banned terrorist organization.
They were held in Welikanda Rehabilitation Camp in the Eastern Province where they underwent rehabilitation.