The University of Jaffna Vice Chancellor S. Srisatkunarajah has promised to rebuild the Mullivaikkal memorial which was destroyed last week. Bowing down to student demands he has also agreed to rebuild it in its original location and laid a foundation student to symbolise that he had accepted the demands made by the students.
The students had commenced a hunger strike following the destruction of the memorial. The Vice Chancellor met with the students on the strike at 3 am today (11) and promised to commence the process to rebuild the memorial. The destruction of the memorial last night under heavy security became a controversial issue and was criticized by various parties.
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The Vice Chancellor, who accompanied the students to the memorial, sang a Thevaram and laid flowers next to the stone. Students then also laid flowers at the memorial place. pic.twitter.com/ZTq114GRbl
— Tamil Guardian (@TamilGuardian) January 11, 2021