Sinhala students of EUSL to be admitted to southern universities

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 26 August 2008, 08:28 GMT]
Sri Lankan Minister of Higher Education Viswa Warnapala has taken steps to temporarily admit Sinhala students of Eastern University of Sri Lanka (EUSL) to Universities in South. Due to the tension prevailing in the EUSL in the aftermath of the killing of Sinhala student, the University Grant Commission (UGC) had consulted Bail Rajapaksa, the brother and advisor of Sri Lankan President and the officials of the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence.

The decision was made in response to the requests of the parents of Sinhalese undergraduates of the Eastern university located at Vanthaa'rumoolai concerned of their security after unidentified men shot and killed a Sinhalese student on August 21, Mr. Warnapala has told media in Colombo.

On instructions from the University Grant Commission (UGC), Eastern University Vice-chancellor (VC) Dr. V. Pathmanathan, on Friday suspended all educational activities temporarily and made arrangements to send the Sinhalese students in the university safely to Polonnaruwa district first and from there to their homes.


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