Sept 07, Colombo: University students in Sri Lanka have commenced an agitation campaign against the government's move to introduce a bill to legalize private universities.
Students of the Rajarata, Peradeniya and Sabaragamuwa universities this week held protests against the proposed legislation and called on the government to withdraw the gazette notification issued on the matter.
Students of the Kelaniya University will also engage in a protest campaign on the bill.
The students' movement has stated that the attempt to introduce the policy of selling degrees within a legal framework violates equal rights for education.
National Organizer of the Socialist Students' Union (SSU), Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa said earlier this week that the students' movement would carry out an island wide agitation campaign against the government's move.