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* Sri Lanka Higher Education Ministry to close Jaffna University if academic activities not resumed soon
Sun, Jan 6, 2013, 11:42 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 06, Colombo: Higher Education Minister of Sri Lanka S.B. Dissanayake said the Jaffna University would be closed if academic activities are not resumed this week.

He has said that the Ministry had informed the Jaffna University authorities that the university would have to be shut for even a year if academic activities are not normalized soon.

Dissanayake had met with the Jaffna University Vice Chancellor Vasanthy Arasaratnam and Deans of the Faculties last week and had directed them to resume academic activities.

The Vice Chancellor has summoned a meeting with faculty deans, lecturers, student counselors and student leaders tomorrow (7) to discuss resuming academic activities at the University.

Jaffna University students and academic staff started to boycott classes demanding the release of four university students who are detained at the Welikanda military camp for rehabilitation.

The students were arrested on charges of supporting terrorist activities following the clash between university students and the security forces on November 27th when the students tried to commemorate the dead fighters of the former terrorist organization on its Heroes' Day (Mahaveer Day).

The four detained students have reportedly informed their colleagues to resume academic activities since the security forces have promised to release them soon.

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