Tamil Nadu orders reopening of closed colleges

February 5th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government Thursday ordered the reopening from Feb 9 of most colleges that were closed down to prevent the spread of student protests over Sri Lanka’s war.”The presently closed medical, veterinary, engineering and agricultural colleges will reopen from Feb 9 (Monday),” Chief Secretary K.S. Sripathy said in a statement.

“The reopening dates of other educational institutions will be intimated later,” the statement added.

All colleges and their hostels in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry were closed Monday following protests in both places in support of a ceasefire in Sri Lanka.

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