Eastern, South Eastern universities temporarily closed
[TamilNet, Sunday, 14 March 2010, 07:04 GMT]
The university administrations of Eastern University and South Eastern university in the Eastern Province have closed the universities temporarily due to conflict situation among student groups, sources in Batticaloa said. The conflict arose between the representatives of the Student Union who forced Eastern University Vice-chancellor, Professor Pathmanathan to resign his post and the students who had demanded the Student Union to be dissolved, the sources added.
Educational activities of all faculties except the medical faculty have been suspended, according to Acting VC of Eastern University, Professor. K. Premkumar.
Students were asked to leave their hostels in order to bring the situation under control.
The Registrar of South Eastern University, Mansoor. A. Cader, said that there was unrest among the students following the student union election of office bearers and this situation had precipitated the suspension of lectures in the university.