NfR seeks genuine, speedy inquiry into student leader assault
Networking for Rights says it is deeply concerned that the assault on Jaffna student leader, Subramaniam Thevapalasingham is a further erosion of the democratic rights of the people of Sri Lanka.
In a statement, NfR says Thavapalasigham is reported to have been attacked with iron rods and is presently receiving treatment at the Jaffna Hospital. Thavapalsingham has sustained injuries to his head.
While his assailants have so far not been identified, former MP Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam has told the BBC that Thavapalsingham suspects the military to be behind the attack as he had been under threat since his election as student leader.