12 March 2016
Nine Tamil students at the Eastern University's Trincomalee campus were attacked by Sinhala students on Friday night they said in to Lankasri.
The injured Tamil students reported that over 50 Sinhala students entered the building they were inside and attacked them.
One of the injured students said there was growing animosity between Tamil and Sinhala students on the site.
The injured students have filed a complaint with the police.
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