Youth commits suicide in Jaffna over political prisoners

A youth committed suicide in Kondavil, Jaffna over the failure by the authorities to release all Tamil political prisoners.

The youth had jumped in front of a train in Kondavil and committed suicide.

Reporters in Jaffna said that the youth had left a suicide note explaining the motives behind the suicide.

The victim was identified as 18 year old Rajeshwaran Senthuran, a resident of Kopai and a student of Kokavil Hindu College.

Meanwhile students of the Jaffna university staged a demonstration drawing attention to the death of the student.

The Jaffna university students held black flags during the peaceful demonstration. (Colombo Gazette)