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Remembrance of Jaffna University student shot by police in 2016

Pavunraj Sulaxan, who was one of the two Jaffna University students to be shot dead by Sri Lankan police on 21 October 2016, was commemorated on his 28th birthday by students at the University. 

Nadarasa Kajan, 23, and Pavunraj Sulaxan, 24, were students from the university's arts faculty when they were murdered. Five Sri Lankan policemen were later suspended and arrested over the deaths in 2016.

Tribute events were held on Monday at the Memorial Bus Stand, dedicated to the two students, in Chunnakam.

An Education Promotion Fund was established, and incentives were deposited to selected school children in memory of Kajan and Sulaxan. 

PLOTE Leader and MP D Siddharthan was amongst those who attended the event and lit the memorial lamp. Former Provincial Councillor B Gajadeepan, Valitetku Pradesha Sabha Chairman K Darshan, former Chavakachcheri Municipal Councilor N Kishor and Sulaxsan's family members were also present on the occasion.

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