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Final rites of Jaffna university student Nadaraja Gajan held today
Final rites of Jaffna university student Nadaraja Gajan held today

The final rites of Nadaraja Gajan - one of the two Jaffna university students who died in Kokkuvil, Jaffna, was conducted today. The funeral took place at Iranamadu public cemetery in Kilinochchi. The remains of the late student were brought from his residence at Baaradee-puram in Iranamadu to the public cemetery in a procession. It was reported that the…

Hiru News - Oct 23 22:20 GMT - more ... [ Tags: SLMilitary, Jaffna, Students ]

Jaffna University – when entitlement is rejected
Jaffna University – when entitlement is rejected
Jaffna University – when entitlement is rejected

On the 16th of July, a clash happened between students at Jaffna University over the inclusion of Sinhalese cultural spectacles in the welcome event. Below is a brief of the events but a more in-depth report of the goings-on can be found on DBS Jeyaraj’s blog.[i] The background to this skirmish is a freshers’ welcome at the Science Faculty (16 July). The…

Groundviews - Jul 29 03:21 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, Jaffna, Students ]

Gary Anandasangaree
  • Jaffna shooting by police should be strongly condemned

    Jaffna shooting by police should be strongly condemned

    The police shooting and the killing of two Jaffna University students on Oct. 21 should be condemned strongly, and the blatant killers brought to justice without delay. By shooting at the heads of the motorcycle riders, it is very clear that what was done was more than to stop the vehicle – that objective could have been achieved by firing at the motorbike itself or…

    Island - Oct 23 22:01 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Jaffna, Students ]

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  • Sri Lankan boy excluded from school over false HIV rumour

    Sri Lankan boy excluded from school over false HIV rumour

    Education officials in Sri Lanka have excluded a boy from school after false rumours he was carrying the Aids virus. The six-year-old has been promised another school place and his former schoolmates have been told to return to class but where he can go is unclear. Parents at the school in the western city of Kurunegela refused to allow any of their children to…

    BBC - Mar 02 20:03 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Students ]

  • Ruhunu campus students attacked

    Ruhunu campus students attacked

    At least 10 students of the Ruhunu University were injured when a mob of about 100 persons stormed the campus premises and assaulted them, police said. The students claim that it was a revenge attack as the students had protested over government plans to conduct the government’s annual exhibition ‘Deyata Kirula’ within the campus premises. Two of the students…

    Sunday Times - Jun 02 15:48 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, SriLanka, Students ]

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      - ‘We don’t want Deyata Kirula’ - Sunday Times
  • Protest campaign against military presence in universities today

    Sri Lanka National Union of Students (SLNUS) will launch a new campaign against alleged military interference in the university premises today (02). "As the first step, the government handed over the university security to the Defence Ministry’s Rakna Lanka Security firm," SLNUS Secretary Asanka Bulegoda said adding that undergraduates were seeing the consequences…

    Island - Jan 02 10:58 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, SriLanka, Students ]

  • Jaffna teachers to continue protest

    Jaffna teachers to continue protest

    While seven of the 11 Jaffna University students in TID custody were released today, Jaffna university teachers said they would return to work only if the others in custody were also released.Union President R. Vigneswaran said university teachers were informed that the university general body would meet today to decide if teachers should return to work or continue to…

    Daily Mirror - Dec 10 19:10 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Jaffna, Students ]

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  • Canadian Tamil students stand in solidarity with Jaffna youth

    Canadian Tamil students stand in solidarity with Jaffna youth

    Canadian University Tamil Students' Associations held country-wide awareness campaigns on 4th December, about the arrest of Jaffna university students who took part in remembrance day events, to coincide with protest in Jaffna and across Europe. Uniting with student groups and unions, the students made three key demands: release the four arrested students, cease all…

    Tamil Guardian - Dec 07 13:13 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, Canada, Students ]

  • Tamil parties and civil organisations protest in Jaffna

    Tamil parties and civil organisations protest in Jaffna

    The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) backed by civil organisations today held a protest in Jaffna demanding the release of four students of the Jaffna University who were arrested by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) last saturday. They were also protesting against the attacks by security forces on students on last Wednesday. Members of the Nawa Sama Samaja…

    Sunday Times - Dec 04 14:45 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, Students, Protests ]

  • Matara University students protest over Jaffna incident

    Matara University students protest over Jaffna incident

    Students of the Matara University today protested against the alleged attacks on students at the Jaffna campus earlier this week. At least 20 more undergraduates were injured in a clash on Tuesday when students were beaten up by the police and army when they pelted stones. On Tuesday a group in civvies attacked the students when some of them commemorated the…

    Sunday Times - Nov 29 14:00 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, SriLanka, Students ]

  • University ragging : Save our students from sex perverts, sociopaths

    Are our state universities torture centres with senior students behaving like sex perverts and sociopaths? The answer is yes, according to the victims who have suffered untold humiliation or extreme forms of ragging at the hands of some senior students. Most parents’ dream is to send their children to a state university and make them responsible citizens. But…

    Sunday Times - Jun 10 09:11 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Education, Students ]

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      - Alleged sex ordeal at Colombo University: SB - Sunday Times
  • University student leader attacked in Jaffna

    University student leader attacked in Jaffna

    A four-member squad on Friday morning attacked the secretary of the Jaffna University Student Union (JUSU) using iron-rods near a Sri Lanka Army camp at Kaladdi in Jaffna with causing serious injuries to the 25-year-old student leader, who was on his way to the University in a bicycle to observe Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance. Despite the threats by the Sri Lanka…

    TamilNet - May 19 03:13 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, Students, WarCrimes ]

  • Student Dies After Leadership Training

    Student Dies After Leadership Training

    A twenty year old girl who was exposed to rigorous physical training at the Diyathalawa army camp as part of the leadership and positive attitude development programme introduced by the Higher Education Ministry has died of pneumonia last month. An autopsy conducted on the body of Tennakoon Mudiyanselage Nishanthi Madushani of Warakarawa, Tennakoonwala,…

    Sunday Leader - Aug 06 21:32 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Students ]

  • Sleepwalking Into Unfreedom

    Sleepwalking Into Unfreedom

    First they came for new university entrants. Next is the turn of school principals. According to the Education Secretary, principals will have to undergo ‘Leadership training’ at the Rantambe camp: “If the Principal is weak that will be the end of the school. Therefore they should possess energy to drive the school forward. They should be able to jump over…

    Sunday Leader - May 29 13:59 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Students ]

  • SMS, Facebook And Teenage School Girls

    SMS, Facebook And Teenage School Girls

    On Women’s Day I got the opportunity to address more than 600 senior secondary students in a government girls’ school in a suburb of Colombo. Arriving there, I felt humbled in the presence of the dedicated principal and her staff who have worked hard to provide a well-maintained and peaceful environment for 3000 plus kids who come to that school every day. The…

    Sunday Leader - Mar 12 21:36 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Education, Students ]

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  • The JVP and the student movement

    Whether one likes it or not the simple truth is that the JVP is the only political force that can influence the now highly agitated university student mass. University students positively abhor Mahinda’s national leadership and SB’s baton wielding Ministry. The scrotumless UPFA-Left has debased into a damp squib; students laugh at Tissa, DEW and Vasu. The main…

    Lakbima News - Nov 14 13:58 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, Education, Students ]

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      - JVP and the emerging crisis in Sri Lankan universities - Groundviews
  • Is the JVP behind the campus turmoil?

    One version going round is that the JVP is pulling the strings from behind, planning and organizing the clashes in the university campuses. This is conceding too much capability to the JVP at the present time for two reasons; firstly its influence among university students has diminished considerably from peak days; secondly neither the JVP nor the devil himself could…

    Lakbima News - Nov 07 02:34 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, Students ]

  • Corporal punishment and student unrest

    Like the Left in India, the Marxist Janatha Vimukti Peramuna (JVP), or the People’s Liberation Front here has a strong student base in universities. Now, the government has accused it of trying to exploit that support — through the Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF) — to whip up a students’ unrest, a wave of which has engulfed six of the 15 major…

    Hindustan Times - Oct 27 02:04 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Education, Students ]

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      - Student unrest sounds alarm in Sri Lanka - Xinhua
  • Students Shut Out In Omanthai

    Students Shut Out In Omanthai

    The students of the Omanthai Central College may have to celebrate the centenary of their school in temporary structures built on the side of the A9. The Omanthai Central College is a large facility. It has a sports ground, several buildings and even a hostel. With the conflict over and a bright new age dawning in this war torn region north of Vavuniya one would…

    Sunday Leader - Sep 25 20:18 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, Vanni, Students ]

  • Student immigration levels unsustainable, says minister

    The number of foreign students let into the UK is "unsustainable", immigration minister Damian Green will say. In a speech later, he will question whether Britain is attracting the best students - with only half of student visas issued for university courses. Mr Green's comments come as Home Office research suggests one-fifth of students were still in the UK…

    BBC - Sep 06 11:42 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Refugees, Students, UK ]

  • Sri Lankan authorities ban student group from Jaffna campus

    Authorities at Jaffna University in northern Sri Lanka prevented a group of student leaders from the Inter University Student Federation (IUSF) from visiting the campus on June 12. While the IUSF was the immediate target, the broader aim behind the ban was to suppress all political activity on the campus. On hearing of the IUSF visit, the university’s vice…

    WSWS - Jun 29 16:24 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Jaffna, Students ]

  • Sri Lanka: School place 'found' for HIV rumour boy

    Sri Lanka: School place \'found\' for HIV rumour boy

    The Sri Lankan government says it has found a new place for a boy who was excluded from school after other families shunned him over HIV rumours. Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has told the BBC a private company will fund the six-year-old's education until he leaves school. Donors will also provide the boy and his mother with a new home, he said. …

    BBC - Mar 07 13:52 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: HumanRights, Students ]

  • Engineering to the rescue: Fighting kidney disease in rural Sri Lanka

    Engineering to the rescue: Fighting kidney disease in rural Sri Lanka

    Backed by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an interdisciplinary, student-led team from New Jersey Institute of Technology is building a low-cost water filter for villagers in the north central farming region of Sri Lanka who are suffering from high rates of chronic kidney disease. The heavy metal-laden fertilizer they apply to their fields…

    Phys.Org - Feb 19 11:14 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: USA, History, Students ]

  • Northern benefactor gives back to Tamil youth

    Northern benefactor gives back to Tamil youth

    A firm believer in the importance of sports in child development, he funded a football pitch for the use of Valvettithurai youths. "I am a sportsman. I love sports. I used to play at that time," Rajendran told Khabar as he watched youths playing football in the evening under floodlights. "I returned to Sri Lanka and financed the setting of this playground for the…

    Khabar Southasia - Apr 16 16:44 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, Education, Students ]

  • Police To Arrest More In Jaffna

    The police are to carry out more arrests in Jaffna over allegations of having links with the LTTE while 37 people already arrested are to be produced in court and charged. TNA MP E. Saranavanabawan said that the families of 33 people arrested have made complaints to the Human Rights Commission regarding the arrests. Saranawabawan told The Sunday Leader that it was…

    Sunday Leader - Dec 16 12:28 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, Jaffna, Students ]

  • MP Stephen Woodworth expresses renewed concern over human rights violations in Sri Lanka

    MP Stephen Woodworth expresses renewed concern over human rights violations in Sri Lanka

    Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, has expressed renewed concern over human rights violation in Sri Lanka in light of recent reports of violent clashes on the University of Jaffna campus between Tamil students and security forces. “Parliamentarians have the responsibility to make it our first priority to raise our voice in support of…

    Office of Stephen Woodworth - Dec 10 15:29 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, Canada, Students ]

  • Jaffna police detain 'terror' suspects

    Jaffna police detain \'terror\' suspects

    Police in northern Sri Lanka have made a series of arrests which they say are linked to combating terrorism, three years after the separatist Tamil Tigers were defeated. Up to 25 people are being held, a top official told the BBC. Police are also reportedly hunting several students. Espousing separatism is illegal in Sri Lanka. Suspects can be held without…

    BBC - Dec 06 21:15 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, Students, WarCrimes ]

  • Canadian Youth organizations condemn attack on students in Jaffna

    Protest at Canadian Universities to end the militarization against Jaffna University Students. Our brothers and sisters from Jaffna will be conducting a protest demanding immediate release of the students on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012. The students in the north and the east of Sri Lanka are facing an attack not only on their right to express themselves, but also an…

    FB - Dec 03 13:58 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, Canada, Students ]

  • Sri Lanka clash over Tamil rebel remembrance

    Sri Lanka clash over Tamil rebel remembrance

    Students in Sri Lanka’s former war zone clashed with troops and police on Wednesday over celebrations to commemorate defeated Tamil Tiger guerrillas, residents said. At least 20 undergraduates were injured when troops and police beat up stone-pelting students outside Jaffna university, a witness said.

    AFP - Nov 28 15:17 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Jaffna, Students ]

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  • In Sri Lanka, child-friendly schools transform communities

    In Sri Lanka, child-friendly schools transform communities

    My name is Sivatheepan Kajanika. I study in Grade 5 at Nilaveli Tamil Mixed School in Trincomalee District. I wake up early each morning happy because I know I’m going to school. In 2008, I didn’t like to go to school. I wasn’t happy with the way of teaching. The teachers weren’t friendly. Because of this, I hated studying. Since 2010, it’s been much…

    Unicef - May 23 02:15 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Students ]

  • Sri Lanka protesting university students evicted

    Sri Lanka protesting university students evicted

    Thousands of protesting students have been evicted from the campus of one of Sri Lanka's main universities following a court order. The evictions at the Sri Jayawardenepura campus comes amid disputes between students who have been protesting for days and the government. Students accuse the government of interfering in their lives. A senior opposition figure…

    BBC - Jan 10 11:45 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, Education, Students ]

  • Teachers forced to conduct SL military’s census hiding war deaths

    Teachers forced to conduct SL military’s census hiding war deaths

    While the Nazi-style registration of people in the north by the occupying SL military is challenged in the SL courts by Tamil politicians, the SL Army is now engaged in another way of registering people by a census it is conducting on its own, forcing Tamil school teachers and through them exploiting school students. Earlier the military tried the registration through…

    TamilNet - Jul 08 02:54 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Education, Students ]

  • Sri Lanka students fight military training scheme

    Sri Lanka students fight military training scheme

    Student unions in Sri Lanka have objected to a new scheme under which university entrants must undergo three weeks of training in military camps. The unions have petitioned their country's Supreme Court to stop the programme, which begins on Sunday. Training will include physical drills and conflict management in a bid to increase mental and physical fitness. …

    BBC - May 20 12:57 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, SLMilitary, Students ]

  • Madras University open to Lanka students: VC

    While students from across the world were welcome to study in the Madras University, it was a double delight to open its doors to Tamil people from Sri Lanka, said G Thiruvasagam, vice chancellor of the university. Addressing a gathering at the inauguration of a two-day seminar for students from the University of Jaffna on journalism, he said, “The doors of the…

    Express Buzz - Jan 06 12:09 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Tamil Nadu, Education, Students ]

  • Student Unrest in Universities

    Unhappy university students are marching in the Island of Brinka, and I met my good old friend Sivapuranam Thevaram at a pub in the ancient university city of Cowford to discuss this topic. Wannabe detectives on this forum please don’t rush to Google maps to find out where these places are. This is a story, so Cowford doesn’t exist. Brinka is not an island in the…

    Groundviews - Nov 12 11:42 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Politics, Education, Students ]

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      - Sri Lankan minister warns of “insurgency” in universities - WSWS
  • Firing up students and firing up Norcchcholai

    Notwithstanding the fact that the president met some UNP MPs and had a free discussion in his chamber in parliament, the fact remains that UNP MPs are by and large resentful of the president frequenting parliament, as he did last week with regard to deliberations of the Parliamentary Committee on Finance. Though UNP MPs are very much on talking terms with the…

    Lakbima News - Oct 31 04:29 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Students ]

  • 90% fail Year 5 scholarship exam

    90% fail Year 5 scholarship exam

    The primary education system has taken a downturn with many primary school teachers complaining that they can’t handle the wide syllabii that have been newly formulated. They charge that the National Institute of Educatiion (NIE) does not consult any teacher representatives before formulating syllabii and as a result children have to suffer. Meanwhile, plans are…

    Lakbima News - Sep 25 21:12 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Children, Education, Students ]

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  • Virginity Test Reaches Climax As Vice Chancellor Says Story Is Fabricated

    Virginity Test Reaches Climax As Vice Chancellor Says Story Is Fabricated

    Despite vehement denials by the Vice Chancellor of the Sri Jayawardenapura University, N. L. A. Karunaratne that he sent six girls for a virginity test, The Sunday Leader met with and spoke to two of the girls who had been subjected to this humiliating act. “It was about 6.30 p.m. There was enough light and we just could not engage in ‘such things’. We were not…

    Sunday Leader - Sep 25 20:04 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Education, Students ]

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  • Resettled family children in Vanni abandon school to earn a living

    Resettled family children in Vanni abandon school to earn a living

    Most of the resettled families having lost their earning male members either killed, disappeared or detained in prison after arrest or surrender, their children are forced to drop out from school in order to earn a living for the family, an education officer in Vanni said. The number of children above fifteen in the resettled families abandoning school has shot up…

    TamilNet - Jul 24 15:57 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Vanni, Students ]

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