All Political Parties of the North had put out a joint call for a full Harthal tomorrow in condemnation of the killing of two undergraduates of the University of Jaffna in Police shooting. All commercial unions had pledged their support for a full closure of their establishments tomorrow in support of the Harthal called for tomorrow.
The State and private transport unions have also promised to keep off the roads in sympathy with the Harthal. A press meeting was held in the Jaffna press club to announce the decision for the Harthal.
Speaking in this meeting Lawyer Sri Kantha said, It is not an ordinary thing for the armed policemen standing on the road to shoot at students travelling on the road. We see this as an extension of the cold blooded murders perpetrated on the Tamil Nation in the past. Our people are determined in that, this sort of thing cannot be allowed any more. The state terrorism always tries to keep its dominance through this kind of cold blooded murders.We believe that this Harthal will be an overall expression of Tamil people’s condemnation of the murder of students, he said.