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
LAUGFS Rubber showcases customized tire solutions at CeMAT, Germany
-- [11 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's Human Rights Commission kicks off Anti-Torture Campaign with a public march today
-- [31 minutes ago]
Indian Minister assures a solution to Tamil Nadu fishermen's issue with Sri Lankan Navy
-- [1 hour and 53 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka to set up a degree granting nursing faculty
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President condemns terrorist attack in Turkey
-- [4 hours ago]
The UK wants to see Sri Lanka fully implementing Resolution 30/1, stands ready to help
Sri Lanka to establish a Consulate General Office in Nicosia, Cyprus
Sri Lanka government to obtain JICA assistance to set up light rail transit system in capital city
Sri Lanka has taken 'giant leaps' not 'baby steps' so far to achieve reconciliation, Minister tells UNHRC
UN Human Rights chief presents report on Sri Lanka to UNHRC

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.