Mustn’t Allow Anybody to Disturb University Education in Jaffna” –
:: 2011-10-23 12:36:43 Hours]
outside elements with ulterior motives to disrupt the university
education in Jaffna are seen in last few weeks with plans to create
unrest among the students using cats paw. This was revealed during
a meeting held between University and Security authorities of Jaffna
to discuss the situation prevailing in the University on Saturday
(22) at Headquarters Security Force – Jaffna (SF-J).
A tensed situation and sense of insecurity had risen in the Jaffna
University after a university student leader was assaulted by unidentified
group a few days ago while he was on his way after attending a private
affair outside the university premises.
Addressing the gathering Commander SF-J Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe
who chaired the meeting said that Headquarters SF-J is always prepared
to come forward to look after the security and other needs of the
people and will definitely help the Police to maintain peace and
“Students will be given adequate protection to carry on their studies
uninterrupted and no anti social forces will be allowed to disturb
the education of Jaffna students who suffered for many years due
to absence of peace,” SF-J Commander further said.
“There is no difference between the students from the North and
the South. They live together in good comradeship. Students from
the south received warm welcome on their entrance to the University.
Jaffna students even willingly shared their hostel rooms with them”,
said Prof. Vasanthi Arsaratnam, Vice Chancellor Jaffna University.
“But some interested elements orchestrated by a few anti-governmental
groups operating from outside are trying to disrupt the activities
of the University and its peaceful environment depriving students
of opportunity to continue with their higher education,” said the
University dons present at the meeting.
Officiating DIG Jaffna SSP Luxman Wijerathne promised that investigations
are in progress to net the culprits involved in the assault on university
student. He expressed hopes that Police will be able to arrest them
soon with cooperation of the aggrieved party.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Mrs. Vasanthi Arsaratnam, Senior Student Councilor
Prof. S.T.B. Rajeswaran, Dean Faculty of Agriculture Dr. Mrs. S.
Sivachandiran, Dean Faculty of Science Prof. K. Kanthaswamy, Dean
Faculty of Arts Prof. Gnanakumaran, Dean Faculty of Management Prof.
T. Velnampy, General Officer Commanding 51 Division Brigadier Piyal
Wickramarathne, Commander 511 Brigade Brig. Keerthi Costa and Civil
Affairs Officer Headquarters SF-J Lieutenant Colonel Lal Nanayakkara
were present on the occasion.