The Vice Chancellor of the University of Jaffna Prof. Vasanthi Arasaratnam has banned the discussion on Rajan Hoole’s new book Palmyra Fallen: From Rajani to War’s End to be held on Friday, 24th of April at 2pm at the Library Auditorium of the University of Jaffna.
In her letter to the organizers, she has stated “[t]his type of actives are not allowed within the University [of] [p]remises.” Under the new dispensation promising good governance, the Vice Chancellor’s unprecedented attack on academic freedom has sent a wave of shock and disappointment through the progressive sections of the academic community in Jaffna and the country. The organisers, however, are confident that there will be no change in the programme.
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