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Teachers complain about the destruction of Tamil youth’s education in the north

Over 11% of the schools in the Northern provinces of Sri Lanka remain closed due to the continued occupation of the Sri Lankan military, said teachers in Jaffna, using statistics from the Northern provincial ministry of education, reported TamilNet.

Aid from foreign NGOs and the Tamil diaspora has been systematically blocked from reaching Tamil educational institutions.

Many alumni organisations from the diaspora were involved in assisting rebuilding of the existing infrastructures, like the construction of new buildings for schools.

However, independent alumni run projects were recently restricted by the colonial military governor of the north. The latest instructions state that school administrations must seek the approval from the Sri Lankan governor in advance to carry out such projects.

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