A tense situation arose at the Jaffna University as students commemorated ‘Maaveerar’ day today.
The students placed wreaths and flowers at a monument to remember those killed during the war.
The commemoration event was held despite university authorities telling students not to hold such an event.
The students closed the main gate of the university as they staged the event and prevented any outsiders from entering the premises.
This resulted in a tense situation arising around the university.
Meanwhile, all academic staff at the university were asked to vacate the premises at 2pm today owing to the tense situation.