The coalition of North-East civil society groups, Tamil Civil Society Forum, this week called for legal action over the racist attack by Sinhala students against a Tamil student at Eastern University.
“This is the sixth time Tamil students are subjected to racial attacks by the ethnic majority students,” the TCSF noted in a statement.
“We are very concerned about universities being used for racial chauvinistic politics,” the organisation said, adding “there is no place for violence in universities.”
“Initiating legal actions against students indulging in violence should be the first step towards abolishing such campus violence in the future. Therefore we appeal to all concerned to hasten up required action to prevent a recurrence.” (Tamil Guardian)