July 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Rajarata University, which was reopened Monday for academic activities, was closed again until further notice.
The Vice Chancellor of the University Prof. Ranjith Wijewardena has announced that the administrative board of the university which met today took the decision to close the University indefinitely.
The administrative board has also appointed a committee to take appropriate action that requires to reopen the university, he said.
The University was closed on June 27 after hundreds of students surrounded the Vice Chancellor's office and took him hostage along with several other staff members demanding the University to lift a suspension that was imposed by the university authorities on 28 of their colleagues six months ago.
After a 23-hour ordeal, Vice-Chancellor and the staff members were released when University administrators agreed to six of the Students' seven demands.
The administrators decided to reopen the University on Monday (June 30) but the Teachers Union of the Rajarata University said that they will not conduct academic and administrative activities as the situation still remains volatile and threatening to their lives.
The academic staff decided to refrain from reporting to duty until a peaceful environment is created within the University.