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* Sri Lanka government surreptitiously introducing private university bill, students' union alleges
Wed, Nov 7, 2012, 10:33 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 07, Colombo: Socialist Students' Union (SSU), a student union affiliated with the Marxist party of Sri Lanka, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), says the government is surreptitiously trying to bring legislation to introduce private universities to the country.

SSU National Organizer Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa said the government was trying to bring in private universities through Cabinet papers.

Dr. Jayatissa, noting that the government's policy on education was based on privatization, explained that the government was misleading the people by saying the private university bill was withdrawn when various strategies are being employed to establish private universities in the country.

According to Dr. Jayatissa, various governments have tried to privatize education in various ways at different times.

He said the government was now allocating lands through Cabinet approval to companies to set up private universities and have offered them various perks.

He added that the government had also given permission to the controversial private medical college to grant degrees as well.



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