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More arrests of students feared as military watches over uni

The Jaffna University adminstration is believed to have been given the list of at least ten students that are wanted by the Sri Lankan security forces, reports JDS, adding to fears of further arrests.

Speaking to JDS, a source from Jaffna said,

The University area looks virtually like a battlefield with the unusual presence of heavily armed military personnel. You could see hundreds of soldiers guarding all the roads and lanes leading to the Jaffna University and carrying out random checks using sniff dogs on almost all the commuters in a threatening manner,”

“This has increased a very tensed atmosphere in the area and instilled fear among the students using the hostel facilities, especially after the arrest of four students by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID). The students in the hostels are facing great difficulties even in getting their food as a result,”

 

See full article by JDS here.