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Students across North-East show solidarity with Jaffna University

Students across the Tamil homeland held demonstrations on Monday, protesting against the deaths of Jaffna University students Nadarasa Kajan and Pavunraj Sulaxan and calling for justice.

In Kilinochchi hundreds of students, including Tamil schoolchildren in uniform, marched on the streets waving black flags and demanding accountability for the murder of the two university students. TNA MP Sritharan was amongst the politicians who addressed the rally as it marched outside the Kilinochchi District Secretariat.

Students at the Vavuniya campus of Jaffna University also held a protest outside the university premises in the town, holding placards that called for an end to violence and stating “we want justice”.

Photograph: Tamilwin

In Batticaloa hundreds of students gathered outside the Swami Vipulnananda Institute of Aesthetic Studies at Eastern University donning black headbands and chanting slogans calling for accountability.

Schoolchildren from Mullaitivu Vithiyanantha College also joined the day of protest on Monday.

The protests took place as thousands marched through Jaffna and staged a sit in on the A9 demanding justice for the murdered students.