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UN Urged to Send Officials to Protect Jaffna University Students: TGTE

• Sri Lankan military stormed the Jaffna University and attacking students.
• There are also concerns about the safety of women students, as there are reports that the security forces have entered women's dormitories.
• The military is roaming in and around the Jaffna University hunting for students.

/EINPresswire.com/ NEW YORK: Novermber 28, 2012:--

-- Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, the Prime Minister of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) today urgently urged the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to send a team of high-level UN officials to the Jaffna University in the island of Sri Lanka to protect the students and faculty from rampaging Sri Lankan security forces.

On May 27th, The Sri Lankan Security forces attacked students who were peacefully assembled to remember those who were killed by the Sri Lanka Security forces. According to international wire services, at least 20 students were injured on the first day of the attack, when the military stormed the University. The military is roaming in and around the Jaffna University hunting for students.

There are also concerns about the safety of women students, as there are reports that the security forces have entered women's dormitories. Sri Lankan Security forces have a history of sexually assaulting and raping Tamil women.

A Tamil Parliamentarian was attacked tried to stop military abuse and journalists were beaten up for taking pictures.

TGTE's Parliament is currently having a Pre-Session panel discussion in the British Parliament complex and TGTE Legislators brought the situation in the Jaffna University to the attention of British Members of Parliament who attended the panel discussion. TGTE is also bringing this situation to the attention of world leaders.

"We make this urgent appeal to prevent a repeat of past massacres of Tamils and rape of Tamil women by the Sri Lankan Security forces. As a first step we urge you to send your UN Country team in Colombo to immediately visit Jaffna University " said Mr. Rudrakumaran.

For info contact: pmo@tgte.org

About Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE):

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) was created in the aftermath of the bloody end of Sri Lanka's war; resulting tens of thousands of Tamil civilians were killed and sexually assaulted by the Sri Lankan security forces. UN documented war crimes and recommended an International Commission of Inquiry.

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is a democratically elected government of the Tamil Diaspora of Sri Lanka. Its actions are non-violent, democratic and diplomatic.

It held internationally supervised elections in twelve countries to elect Members of Parliament (MPs). These MPs drafted and ratified a Constitution and elected a Prime Minister, a Cabinet and a Speaker.

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