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* Sri Lanka's Colombo University to reopen the two faculties closed due to protests
Tue, Apr 1, 2014, 11:35 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 01, Colombo: The faculties of Arts and Education at the University of Colombo that were closed indefinitely last month will be reopened after the Sinhala and Tamil New Year holidays, the university administration announced.

The Chairperson of the university authority in Sri Lanka, University Grants Commission (UGC), Professor Kshanika Hirimburegama told the local media the two faculties will soon be reopened for the fourth year undergraduates.

The faculties of Arts and Education at the University of Colombo were closed indefinitely and educational services were suspended following a tense situation that erupted on March 24 during a protest staged by the students.

The protesting students demanded the university administration to take steps to reduce the hostel fee from Rs. 3000 to Rs. 800.

The Chairperson of the UGC pointed out that hostel fees are "quite cheap" for although there is an issue of lack of enough space as the students enrollment has gone up.

Meanwhile, the new batch of students who have been enrolled for this year will begin their classes soon after the Sinhala and Tamil New Year holidays.

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