Thursday, 30 April 2015 - 13:16
Sabaragamuwa Uni. teachers boycott lectures
The University Teachers Association has decided to boycott lectures in protest of the Sathyagraha launched by the students of the Management Faculty of Sabaragamuwa University.
Vice Chancellor Professor Chandana P. Udawatta told our news team that Deans of university faculties decided yesterday to withdraw from their position in protest of the Sathyagraha.
A group of Management Faculty students launched a Sathyagraha in March demanding permission to sit for examinations without participating in lectures.
Earlier, the University administration decided not to allow the students who failed to participate in substantial number of scheduled lectures.
Sabaragamuwa University Vice Chancellor Professor Chandana P. Udawatta said the student’s Sathyagraha is unfair.
Meanwhile a group of students attached to the Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute staged a protest today in front of the University Grants Commission.
The protest was staged against the administration of the institute.
Tear gas and water cannons were fired at a group of monks, affiliated to the Inter University Students Federation, as they were engaged in a protest in front of the University Grants Commission last afternoon.
5 student monks who received injuries were admitted to the Colombo National Hospital.
Police media spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara stated that OIC of the Cinnamon garden police as well as a sub inspector were also injured during the altercation and were admitted to the hospital.