17 May 2012
The secretary of the Jaffna University Student Union has been attacked hours before he was due to address a Mullivaikkal remembrance event in Jaffna, reports Lankasri News.
See report on TamilNet here.
Paramalingam Tharsananth was assaulted with iron bars by an unknown gang at Kalladdy junction in Jaffna and has since been transferred to Jaffna General Hospital for his injuries.
Reports have since emerged of students protesting inside Jaffna University against the attack, alleged to have been carried out by army intelligence and connected to Tharsananth's role in the remembrance event.
We need your support
Sri Lanka is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist. Tamil journalists are particularly at threat, with at least 41 media workers known to have been killed by the Sri Lankan state or its paramilitaries during and after the armed conflict.
Despite the risks, our team on the ground remain committed to providing detailed and accurate reporting of developments in the Tamil homeland, across the island and around the world, as well as providing expert analysis and insight from the Tamil point of view
We need your support in keeping our journalism going. Support our work today.