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Thursday, 17 January 2019 - 12:54
Sabaragamuwa Medical Faculty opens amid student protests
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The new medical faculty at  Sabaragamuwa University was declared open by Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe this morning , in spite of a student protest that was being carried out.

The protesters blocked off the road from Batuhena on Colombo Ratnapura road staging a demonstration prior to the commencement of the  opening ceremony.

Our correspondent stated that the students are still, at this time continuing on with the protest.

Earlier the Prime Minister participated in a ceremony to celebrate the completion of the upgrading of Ratnapura hospital into a Teaching hospital this morning.

Later, the Premier made his way to Sabaragamuwa University.

The students stated that they were not invited to the opening ceremony.

Riot police were deployed to the scene where a argument erupted.

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