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Jaffna uni students remember former union leader killed by Sri Lankan army


Students at the University of Jaffna held a memorial service to mark ten years since the death of former student union leader Sellathurai Purusothaman, who was killed along with another Tamil youth during a clash with the Sri Lankan Army.

The current student union paid tribute to Purusothaman as a popular and courageous student leader, leading the arts faculty students union at Jaffna University between 2006 and 2007, during the height of Sri Lankan military hostilities against Tamil students.

He was killed within months of graduating with a degree in sociology from the university.

Sri Lankan police at the time alleged Purusothaman had died from swallowing cyanide.

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