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* Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education criticized for using foul language to describe university students
Sat, Jun 7, 2014, 09:51 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka major opposition United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian P. Harrison criticized the government for appointing S.B. Dissanayaka as the Minister of Higher Education.

MP Harrison asked whether there was no other person in the government to be given the responsibility of higher education.

The UNP MP was referring to the verbal abuse used in public by Minister Dissanayaka to blame the university teachers and student leaders.

Speaking about the dragged issue of the duration of the Allied Health Science degree program, angry Minister Dissanayaka has reportedly blamed the students leading the protests calling them foxes and buffaloes.

MP Harrison said that Minister Dissanayaka was a person who had been in jail for contempt of court due to his foul mouth.

Government sources say that the President also directed the Minister of Higher Education to talk with students at a discussion over the Allied Health Science students' problem but the students' representatives had not been called for the meeting.

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