Sri Lankan police are reported to have shot dead two Tamil students from Jaffna University on Thursday evening.

Jaffna's magistrate has issued a release order for the bodies to the families, with confirmed reports stating that one of the boys died from a bullet wound and the other from a head injury. However, the official cause of death is yet to be certified. Students waited peacefully outside the Jaffna Hospital all day to hear the results of the post-mortem of the students, alongside their families.