Sri Lankan Independence Day: Jaffna University students hoist black flag
Feb 4, 2019, 1:33 PM IST
Jaffna (Sri Lanka): Jaffna University students on Monday decided to observe a ‘Black Day’ on Sri Lanka’s Independence Day in protest over several issues facing by the Tamil people in the country. The ‘Black Day’ is being observed over issues such the failure to release Tamil political prisoners who are still pinned in jail and missing persons during the war.
Reacting to this, the students raised black flags in the campus. The former chief minister of Northern Province CV Vigneswaran stated that his newly-formed political party Tamil Makkal Koottani (Tamil People’s Front) would support the agitation.