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Defying military, students remember May 18th at Jaffna Uni

In defiance of intimidation and attacks by the military, students at Jaffna University marked the massacre of Mullivaikkal at an event held at the university on 18th May.

See reports here, here, and here.

Hundreds of students gathered to light candles in memory of those who had been killed.

Banner by Jaffna University Student Union marking the 3rd year anniversary of May 18th - "On this day, in remembrance of all those who died fighting for our rights, we pay our respects."

Hours before, the secretary of Jaffna University Student Union (JUSU) who was due to address the event, Paramalingam Tharsananth, was attacked with iron bars. The attack is believed to have been carried out by Sri Lankan army intelligence officers.

Outraged by the attack, students have staged a protest outside, demanding that the university officials ensure their safety and security.

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