The Vavuniya Campus of the Jaffna University has been closed indefinitely from yesterday evening, the University administration has announced.
The administration has taken the decision to close the campus due to the escalation of a clash between two groups of students that had taken place few days ago.
It has been reported that a group of Sinhala students have complained to the university administration that a group of resident Tamil students have celebrated birth anniversary of the Tamil Tiger terrorist leader Velupillai Prabhakaran on the 26th of this month.
Reportedly the Tamil students continuing the celebrations even after the Sinhala students pointed out that it was wrong to do so have intimidated the Sinhala students who then have complained to the authorities.
Since the administration has failed to take any actions regarding the complaint, the Sinhala students have become agitated and clashed with the authorities.
As a result, the administration has decided to suspend all academic activities and postpone all the exams.
There are about 600 students in the Vavuniya Campus. All students have been ordered to leave the hostels within the day, today.