& Muslim Undergrads Help Sinhalese Students to Organize Vesak
:: 2011-05-18 17:40:15 Hours]
Students of University of Jaffna setting example to others collectively
organized a Vesak festival on the 17th May. They decorated the Ramanathan
road close to the University with Vesak lanterns and put up a Dansala.
It was impressive to witness the students belonging to Sinhala,
Tamil and Muslim communities together waving flags to stop all vehicles
and pedestrians passing the University premises and offer them with
soft drinks. The area was illuminated with coconut oil lamps in
the evening. Vice Chancellor of the Jaffna University Ms. Vasanthi
Arsarathnam lit the first lamp while others of the academic staff
and the students followed.
the 2600 Sri Sambuddhathwa Jayanthi, and with long years of non-activity,
the first year students of the Jaffna University started a Buddhist
Students Association with blessings of University administration
and the support of senior students. Some appointments of the University
Studentsí Buddhist Association were willingly taken over by Tamil
and Muslim students.