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Thursday, 05 November 2015 - 13:53
Cabinet paper to Elevate HNDA to Degree Status Tabled
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Minister of University Education and Highway Lakshman Kiriella stated that the request papers 46 and 90 of the legislation which will make Higher National Diploma in Accountancy (HNDA) to be equivalent to a degree will be presented to the Cabinet.

He stated this participating at the ceremony of presenting appointments to development officials who have completed HNDA training held at the State Administration Ministry today.

Public Administration and Management Minister Ranjith Maddumabandara who also participated at the event condemned the assault on the HNDA students by the police.

Meanwhile, the three-man committee appointed to investigate in connection with the assault on the HNDA students will be taking statements from the police officials who were present at the protest on tomorrow and the day after.

Statements from the students have already been taken states the police commission. 

The police commission obtained statements from police officials who were in charge of the assault on the students Pujith Jayasundara and Gamini Mathurata.

9 students who were involved in the protest on the 29th and injured due to police batton, tear gas and water attacks were hospitalized.

The police arrested 39 person in connection with the incident and were bailed out after been produced at the Colombo chief magistrate court.

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