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The University of Jaffna

 

 The latest report of the Jaffna University Teachers for Human Rights is, as with all their previous reports, a document well worth reading. The UTHR always stood steadfast against the LTTE and therefore their reports never contributed to the agenda of that organization. They deserve all respect and anything they write must be looked at in the belief that they mean well by Sri Lanka and all its citizens.    

This does not mean that everything they say is accurate. They too have to rely on information from others, and that information can be mistaken, and not necessarily deliberately. We must understand that people see things from different perspectives, and it is sometimes necessary to make allowances for these. Many of the people who spoke to UTHR could very well have seen things only from their own perspective, and it is possible that UTHR too, in interpreting and recording, also has a particular mindset that could lead to a misleading narrative.    

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Rajiva Wijesinha

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