The Sri Lankan Defence Secretary has turned down a request by the Jaffna University administration and teachers to release the university students who were arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act and detained at the Welikanda military camp, it is learnt. Sources said that Gota had informed the Jaffna University Vice Chancellor Wasanthi Arasanayagam that the students would not be released in a hurry or due to any requests, but when he wants to. Meanwhile, Sri Lankan military in Jaffna is trying to open Jaffna University for Sinhala students, who are now dominating Jaffna University, Jaffna University students told to the Eelam-e-News. They are trying to spoil Tamil students education, that’s why the Sri Lankan military is doing mass arrest in Jaffna. But Tamils students plan to continue their strike until their mates.]]>


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