13 November 2016
On Tuesday students at the University of Jaffna paid tribute to the two students who were last month shot dead by Sri Lankan police officers.
Hundreds of students attended the memorial event, laying flowers and lighting candles.
The killing of the students, 23 year old Nadarasa Kajan and 24 year old Pavunraj Sulaxan, sparked protests and demonstrations across the North-East, demanding justice.
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