Prof. Hoole appointed VC of Jaffna Campus

[TamilNet, Thursday, 09 March 2006, 12:08 GMT]
Sri Lanka University Grants Commission (UGC) announced Thursday the appointment of Prof. Ratnajeevan Hoole, Professor Peredeniya University and member of (UGC), as the new Vice Chancellor (VC) of Jaffna University by Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse. He will succeed Prof. S. Mohanathas whose tenure expires end of March, education officials said.

Although Prof. Hoole had previously expressed reluctance to accept the post due to protest against his appointment by a section of Jaffna University students, he confirmed Thursday his appointment, sources in University of Peredeniya said.

In the election for the post of Vice Chancellor, Prof. Hoole was one of the three elected along with Prof. Kumaravadivel and Prof. Kandasamy, Jaffna campus sources said.


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