Police yesterday claimed no students of the Jaffna University were in their custody, but added four undergraduates were undergoing ‘rehabilitation’ at the Welikanda Rehabilitation Center. Spokesperson for the Police, SSP Prishantha Jayakody told The Nation that none of the students were in police custody at the moment.
Nine students were arrested following clashes between students and police outside the University premises on November 28. Police said the students were arrested on suspicion for aiding terrorist activities. Five students were however released after inquiries. Meanwhile, academic activities of the Jaffna University continue to be at a standstill for the second consecutive week. University officials said the commencement of academic activities would depend solely on the students.