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President Maithripala Sirisena will meet with Jaffna University students today over the incident in which two university students were allegedly shot at by the police for not complying an order to stop their motorbike.

The students of the university launched a protest campaign last week against the killing and demanded that action be taken against those who were responsible for the shooting.

However, the week-long protest campaign was suspended by the students yesterday following a discussion held with Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs Minister D.M. Swaminathan.

Issuing a statement, the ministry said the Minister went to Jaffna last morning to hold a discussion with the student unions and the Vice Chancellor of the University regarding the deaths of the two University students.

“Having full confidence in the assurances given by Minister Swaminathan, the students decided to suspend their protests,” it said.

Minister Swaminathan had noted that the students have been given the opportunity to meet President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo at 12.30 pm today.

Two male students of Jaffna University sustained fatal injuries after they were shot at by the police for disobeying orders to stop at a roadblock at the Kulappidi Junction in Kankesanthurai on October 21.

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  • Leo Tuesday, 01 November 2016 05:56 AM

    Oh please. The president is in the country after a long time so let him relax. via DM Android App

    Naomal Tuesday, 01 November 2016 06:58 AM

    Don't worry. Your Excellency every one knows you and the PM, are very genuine, this whole thing is a big conspiracy by MR, after all as Champika said yesterday, if we stopped the war, who is the Avar group,

    Sam Tuesday, 01 November 2016 08:20 AM

    Mahinda stopped the war. He deserves due credit for that. But he failed to take the next step towards peace. So the New president has a great responsibility to take that step and bring lasting peace to the country.

    Jagath Leanage Tuesday, 01 November 2016 08:34 AM

    Had it happened to sinhalese students , these two people will not open an eye to see what has happened .

    ali Tuesday, 01 November 2016 09:06 AM

    "Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding" Albert Einstein

    Shelly. Tuesday, 01 November 2016 10:18 AM

    If jaffna uni. getsback to normal today Col. uni. will start agitating from tomorrow. This is the tragedy of Sri Lanka. via DM Android App


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