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Wednesday 15 August 2018
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UGC decrees permanent Ban on constructing Muliwaikkal Memorial in Jaffna University Premises

UGC decrees permanent Ban on constructing Muliwaikkal Memorial in Jaffna University Premises

The UGC has imposed a permanent ban on constructing a memorial Tower citing it is being against the Government policies.

The VC, Wigneswaran has said that the UGC has prevented the construction of the Muliwaikkal Memorial Tower, saying that it is against Government policy. Hence we have abandoned the construction, said the students of the University.

The University Students intended to construct a memorial Tower in memory of the University Students and the public who lost their lives in the Muliwikkal Disaster. Following hindrance caused by the Administration, an agreement was reached to construct the memorial near Maveerar Memorial. Construction work undertaken at the spot identified by the Administration until last Thursday. In this context the UGC has instructed to stop the construction.

It is notable that this ban has been imposed in a context where Muliwaikkal genocide is to commemorated on 18th May at Muliwaikkal.


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