Dr. Kumara Hirimburegama has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of the Colombo University.
He is the Husband of the Chairperson of the University Grants Commission Professor Kshanika Hirimburegama.
Following a vote, 3 names had been suggested for the position once it fell vacant after Professor Kshanika Hirimburegama who acted in the position was appointed as the Chairperson of the UGC.
Minister of Higher Education S.B. Dissanayaka stated that after the submission of these 3 names to the President, Dr. Kumara Hirimburegama had been appointed as the VC of the Colombo University.
The Minister further stated that the President had made this appointment as per powers vested in him through the constitution.
Meanwhile, speaking at an event that was held in Trincomalee yesterday Minister S. B Dissanayaka expressed these views regarding the current situation of the University system.