Tense situation near Jaffna University; STF deployed for security

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A tense situation has been reported in front of the University of Jaffna last night (January 08), the Police said.

A group of university students, political representatives and residents of the area had staged a protest over the removal of a Mullivaikal war monument at the Jaffna University premises using a backhoe.

The Police Special Task Force (STF) had been deployed to the scene to take the situation under control.

The monument was erected by the university students to mark the 10-year commemoration of the Tamil civilians who died at Mullivaikal in the final days of the war.