The army has said that Tamil students will not be allowed to hold commemorative events at the Jaffna university in remembrance of killing of more than 40,000 Tamil civilians by them in May 2009 during the final stages of the war in Mullivaikal.
Jaffna Security Forces Commander Major General Udaya Perera had met the Jaffna university administration and student union representatives at the Thalsevana resort in Jaffna yesterday.
According to the Jaffna based Uthayan newspaper, Perera had said that Mullivaikal where the Sinhala Army killed more than 40,000 Tamil civilians in May 2009 will not be allowed to remembered or respected by Tamils in North, No events cannot take place by Tamil students to respect the Tamil civiliance they killed.
He had said that students can, individually, have events in their private homes but not in public places or at the university premises. Perera said that holding such events in the university could stir emotions and tensions and there is also a fear that some may attempt to glorify LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabakaran at such an event.
Tamils in the north and human rights groups claim that more than 40 thousand of Tamil civilians were killed during the final stages of the war in Mullivaikal by the Sinhala Army.
But the Sri Lanka army will be celebrating five years on May 18 since the defeat of the LTTE and killing of the thousands of Tamil civilians in Mullivaykal.
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