Police personnel swoop down and arrest them
A group of students from Government Law College, Tiruchi, stormed into the office of the general sales agent of Mihin Lanka, a Sri Lankan airline, here on Wednesday.
They stayed inside the office for some time, demanding the closure of all Sri Lankan establishments across the State. The police rushed to the office and arrested them.
The incident took place on the day when all colleges were re-opened after a gap of over two weeks following students’ agitations on the Sri Lankan issue.
Police sources said the students, numbering 11, all of a sudden entered into the office located close to the Cantonment police station in the afternoon and resorted to a stay-in protest.
The protesting students demanded that no Sri Lankan establishment should be allowed to function in Tamil Nadu at a time when the State government had passed a resolution demanding that an economic embargo be imposed on the island nation.
Earlier in the day, the students sat in front of the post office near TVS tollgate here condemning the purported remarks of External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid against the Tamil Nadu Assembly resolution. They set fire to a photograph of the External Affairs Minister before dispersing from the spot.
Some students of Urumu Dhanalakshmi College in the city’s outskirts wore black badges outside the college campus.