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* Sri Lanka's university lecturers to express disappointment at appointment of the minister's son to QAAC
Tue, Feb 11, 2014, 02:14 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 11, Colombo: University lecturers in Sri Lanka have said they will express their disappointment to the Higher Education Ministry on the appointment of Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake's son, Narada Dissanayake to the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Committee (QAAC).

The QAAC is authorized to oversee private universities.

The Federation of University Teachers' Association (FUTA) has said the appointment was nothing short of nepotism.

President of FUTA, Chandragupta Thenuwara has said the Association will express its disappointment to the Ministry during a meeting with Ministry Secretary Dr. Sunil Jayantha Navaratne scheduled for next week.

He has explained that FUTA will meet the Higher Education Ministry Secretary on the 17th to discuss the Private University Act, and the appointment of the Minister of Higher Education's son as the Secretary of the QAAC.

Thenuwara has added that it is the University Grants Commission (UGC) that is responsible for higher education institutes and that appointments to such institutes should be done according to a process.

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