No arrests over Tamil student attack in East says TNPF

The Tamil National People's Front condemned Sri Lankan state's inaction and "partisan approach" over the racist attack of a Tamil student by Sinhala students at Eastern university.
"Forty-eight hours have elapsed since the student, who was a victim of a racist attack, lodged a police complaint however, until now, no one has been arrested," the TNPF said in a statement.

Tamil students have raised concerns that there has been ongoing intimidation of the victim in order to make him withdraw his complaint.

"Sri Lankan state machinery discriminates against Tamils. This practice of treating Tamils with partiality also continues under the present regime," TNPF added.

"On one side the international community is duped by [the government] enacting a farce that the victory celebrations of the war have come to an end and the reconciliation process has started. However, on the other side there is no perceivable change in the mindset of the Sinhala state machinery and officials."

N Lumeskanth was attacked by Sinhalese students on May 25th for uploading a photograph on Facebook of Mullivaikkal commemorations.
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