Final 2 students are released!
I can now confirm that the last two students being held in 'rehabilitation' were released yesterday, February 13th 2013. Their release came under the orders of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was personally appealed to by the students parents while he was chairing a District Development Committee meeting in Jaffna on 12 February.
Thank you for each signature that was a vital expression of solidarity and a stand against injustice, and showed that distance is no boundary to our caring for the rights and well-being of fellow humans.
I will continue to monitor the situation and update as needed.
My very sincerest thanks,