The Higher Education Ministry has decided to complete the construction of the 60 hostels to house university students within the next 2 years.
Once the construction is completed, 12,000 students of all universities would be housed in these 60 hostels.
The hostels will be built according to the international standard, and one hostel will have 4 storeys each. Only 2 students will be accommodated in one room.
The officer in charge of student affairs Keerthi Mawellage told our news team that the private houses which have been leased out by the Ministry will be returned to their respective owners after the new 60 hostels are completed.