February 04 declared a ‘black day’ in north & east

University students in Jaffna have declared a ‘black day’ in the northern and eastern provinces on February 04, when the 75th Independence Day is celebrated.

Their union has urged all those who fight for the rights of Tamils to attend protests in the two provinces on that day.

Speaking to the media, its activists said the reality of the plight of their people should be demonstrated to the world community.

Their rights continue to be curtailed, military grabs their traditional land to build camps and to settle Sinhalese and justice evaded for victims of enforced disappearances, they noted.