Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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on privatization, explained that the government was misleading the people by saying the private university bill was withdrawn when various strategies are being employed to establish private universities in the country.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.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
U.S. Navy Ship Hopper arrives at Colombo Port in Sri Lanka
-- [4 minutes ago]
Diminishing audience prompts U.S. to close the VOA station in Sri Lanka
-- [31 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Navy accused of snapping Tamil Nadu fishermen's fishing nets
-- [6 hours ago]
President advises field officials to provide pragmatic and viable solutions to farmers to boost agriculture sector
-- [6 hours ago]
Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Sri Lanka - Sharif
-- [7 hours ago]
First Capital Holdings signs MOU with Oxford Business Group to publish Sri Lanka 2017 report
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government takes action to arrest tri forces deserters
-- [8 hours ago]
US to close Voice of America station in Sri Lanka and hand over land to government
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan court orders police to produce suspects of 928 kg cocaine shipment
Swiss President commends Sri Lanka's commitment to democracy and good governance

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.