Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

** Related Story :: Two faculties of Sri Lanka\'s Colombo University closed due to student protests

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up by 31 percent records highest in July 2015
-- [1 hour and 24 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan deputy minister asks Rajapaksa to come up with a more intelligent slogan than racism and LTTE
-- [1 hour and 56 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan nabbed at airport for attempting to smuggle over Rs. 4.5 million worth foreign currency
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka needs to look outwards to raise exports to US$ 50 billion - PM
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka President appreciates Turkey's steps to enhance bilateral corporation
Nine-member Commonwealth team to observe Sri Lanka parliamentary elections
Pakistan condemns the killing of civilians in latest unprovoked ceasefire violations by India at Working Boundary
Litro Chairman sends letter of demand to former UPFA MP Bandula Gunawardena
Australia's MRL Corporation signs agreement with Intelligent Materials to identify commercial applications for Sri Lanka graphite
Police asked to take custody of government vehicles still retained by former MPs

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.