Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day: NUTA unhappy about Jaffna undergrads involvement

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The National University Teachers' Association (NUTA) today registered their protest with the Jaffna university authorities over the involvement of undergraduates in the so-called ‘Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day” observances.

NUTA Secretary Prof. Channa Jayasumana asked Jaffna University Vice Chancellor Ratnam Vigneswaran not to allow racist politicians to exploit the university students for their ends.

“While the general population of Jaffna was mostly uninvolved, the Jaffna University students were acting like the unofficial private army of the Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Vigneswaran and transgressing the law of the country by commemorating members of a banned terrorist organization. People in the South hold intelligent youth of the Northern peninsula in high esteem. However, their recent behaviour showed that they are being misguided by crafty racist politicians such as C.V. Vigneswaran, who himself never studied in the North. Not a single member of the Chief Minister’s family has studied in the North. He is sending the intelligent youth of the north and east to the dungeon while his family members are safe abroad or in Colombo. Our understanding is that the recent incidents create an unsavoury picture about the Jaffna University among the majority of Sinhala and Muslim people in the country. The end of the internal armed conflict widened the path for the young people in the North and East to obtain university education. Otherwise they would be conscripted by the terrorists and living in a bunker, suffering immense difficulties, under the command of a thug. Those misguided youths should be thankful to the political leadership and Sri Lankan forces that ended the armed conflict and made it possible for them to reap the benefits of higher education freeing them from the battlefront.

We observe that greedy politicians are pushing the misguided youth to another reckless programme. Further, we feel that they are abandoning the golden opportunities presented to them by the people of Sri Lanka. We do hope that you would take our letter seriously and discuss this matter with senior responsible academics in the University, offer guidance to Jaffna University students and teach them reconciliation and harmony,” he said in his statement.

  Comments - 19

  • Joe rajah Tuesday, 22 May 2018 08:46 PM

    Southern flood is a response from God for Mullivaikkal.

    Gayan Tuesday, 22 May 2018 11:47 PM

    Didnt the sun god died in mullivaikkal?

    Viktor Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:01 PM

    NUTA membership in all the Universities less than 100 and in Jaffna close to zero !

    mohamed Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:25 PM

    NUTA is a sinhala racist organisation.

    Jayamohan Wednesday, 23 May 2018 11:27 AM

    Perfectly correct

    sil Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:30 PM

    this day should have to commemorate as ' the day ENDED mass destruction and killing of innocent civilians of the country

    till Wednesday, 23 May 2018 10:25 AM

    this gives senses,should to have with government with presidents paticipation at wallamulli wakkal

    sach Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:42 PM

    This government will worsen every problem by the time we have an election!

    Buddhi Perera Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:57 PM

    Brave and clever action revealing the truth.

    sumal perera Tuesday, 22 May 2018 10:18 PM

    Dr. Jayasumane's views are very valid. Unfortunately these students have been misguided. If LTTE Terrorist were there today none of these students will be in the university instead would have been in a bunker with a T56 in the hand and a cyanide capsule hanging in the neck.

    Dillan Tuesday, 22 May 2018 10:38 PM

    Sri Lankan university lectures are very poor in standard and lectures don't have proper knowledge. They are afraid of excellent students and do liigal things to avoid them to become lectures. What were you doing when Tamil university students were killed.

    surasena Wednesday, 23 May 2018 09:21 AM

    Lets people to mourn over their beloved relative, who lost their lives in the war. A day will come masses involved in such occasions with no divide along any lines, race or otherwise. We need to build a NATION instead races.

    Mifaz Thursday, 24 May 2018 09:34 AM

    Well mentioned comment but unfortunately very less of you available in our country representing all races.

    Chari Wednesday, 23 May 2018 10:29 AM

    We have to remember the thousands of innocent people dashed and killed by the LTTE. back in the days.

    Bandara Wednesday, 23 May 2018 10:39 AM

    Why? What if, those UNI students have any blood relative died in the final battle? Tiny proportion of the Tigers died but the majority are innocent civilians. Let’s ban the remembrance of both JVP and LTTE cadres and then talk.

    Jayamohan Wednesday, 23 May 2018 11:30 AM

    Mr.Vickneswaran is an honest politiciannot a puppet

    ja Thursday, 24 May 2018 07:07 AM

    He is an A grade opportunist who would bring another round of carnage

    Sudunona Wednesday, 23 May 2018 12:13 PM

    Yesterday, British politicians, dignitaries and people gathered to pay respects to those killed by a manic in a Manchester areana. If anyone say they are gathered also to pay respects to that manic should get their head checked. Be a professional body and avoid these issues.

    PSiva Thursday, 24 May 2018 01:13 PM

    NUTA is an illegal organization of some crazy dons who have not been recognized at ll by others. They no business to comment on university matters. They should keep thier fat mouth shut.


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