A Tamil student was attacked by a group of Sinhala students at the University of Jaffna's Vavuniya campus this week, suffering injuries to his chest and face.
The mob continued to taunt the victim as fellow Tamil students attempted to take him to hospital, saying, "you're LTTE aren't you? You should go to the army hospital".
The attack happened after second year Sinhala students entered the dormitories of first year Tamil students and began ragging them.
The victim remains admitted at Vavuniya hospital.