Saturday, 18 October 2014 - 13:00
Sabaragamuwa students agree to attend lectures: University likely to reopen next week
Vice Chancellor of Sabaragamuwa University Professor Chandana Udawatta stated that all students who remained at the university hostel by force have left.
He told our news team that after taking this matter into consideration, a special meeting will be held with the faculty heads and the University Administrative authority next week.
He stated this after Balangoda Magistrate courts issued an order to all the students who were forcefully remaining in the hostel to leave the premises yesterday.
Sabaragamuwa University Students Union member Rasindu Jayasinghe said that all students will attend the lectures if the University reopens.
However, he added that they will not suspend the fasting campaign of Sabaragamuwa University students based on several demands staged at the Pambahinna junction in Balangoda.
The University Administrative Authority has previously made a statement that they will not reopen the university until all students leave the premises.
Sabaragamuwa University was closed indefinitely by its Administrative Authority on the 5th of this month.
The decision was taken after a group of female students forcefully entered the Sinha-raaja Boys Hostel and remained there, stating that the 2 female student hostels declared open by Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake were substandard.