All schools in the Northern Provincial Council were closed on the directive of Provincial education authorities. However, several Sinhala medium schools remained open last morning, as such schools had not not been informed by the provincial authorities.
The Provincial Education Ministry informed the school principals to keep their schools closed yesterday as the death of a school student in Jaffna may trigger tension in the province, This student committed suicide in Kokuvil, Jaffna on Thursday over the failure by the authorities to release all Tamil political prisoners.
He committed suicide by jumping in front of a train in Kokuvil.
Nov 27 (ENS) Great Heroes’ Day (Maaveerar Naal), which commemorates dead Tamil Tiger cadres, passed off peacefully in the Tamil speaking parts of Sri Lanka’s Northern and Eastern Provinces on Friday. Even the funeral of 18 year old Rajeswaran Senthooran, who apparantly committed suicide demanding an independent Eelam and the rehabilitation and release of detained Tamil Tiger suspects, passed off without any untoward incident. The funeral was not a huge public affair more..
By Madura Ranwala
The Kopay police have launched an investigation into an 18-year-old boy committing suicide after some people claimed that he had taken his life demanding the immediate release of political prisoners held in the South.
The police said that the claim had been made on the basis of a letter allegedly written by Sellaiya Rajeswaran Senthuram of Kopay North. The police said that the letter had been handed over to them.
Senthuram committed suicide by jumping before a moving train, plying from Kankasanthurai to Jaffna, at Kokkuvil yesterday morning.
Calling for the release of Tamil political prisoners, Rajeswaran Senthuran, an 18-year-old student of Kokuvil Hindu College committed suicide by jumping in front of a train at the Kondavil Railway station yesterday.
The boy had written a letter in Tamil to President Maithripala Sirisena demanding the immediate release of all Tamil political prisoners without further postponements.
Senthuran, wearing his red school tie and white school uniform jumped in front of a moving train shortly after he left home in Kopay telling his family that he was going to school but instead jumped in front of a train near Kondavil station, which is nearly 3 Km away from his school.