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 Allied Health Science students to end their 179 day long protest campaign
Mon, Jun 9, 2014, 10:22 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 09, Colombo: The leaders of Sri Lanka's Peradeniya University Allied Health Science Students' Union said that the formal decision of stopping their continuous sitting-in campaign would be formally announced tomorrow.

The universities that offer the four-year AHS Degree Program slashed the duration of the course to three years and the students of seven universities including Colombo, Jayewardenepura and Ruhuna launched a Sathyagraha campaign that has continued for over170 days.

They also held protest marches and other demonstrations sometimes facing police suppression.

Their main demand was not to reduce the number of years of the academic period of the Allied Health Science degree.

A decision was taken at a discussion held under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and stakeholders of the issue to award the Allied Health Science degree course after completion of 120 credits instead of a set duration of four years. Completion of 120 credits is expected to take four years.

The Chairman of Allied Health Science Students' Union Rajitha Prasad said that the Ministry of Health had informed the students in writing that the number of years of their degree would not be slashed.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Pension program for migrant workers soon - President
-- [16 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka SMEs receive Rs. 4 billion financial assistance from government this year
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President calls for flexibility in resolving people's problems
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Telecom partnered SEA-ME-WE 5 Submarine Cable System wins at the Global Carrier Awards
-- [4 hours ago]
World-renowned U.S. dance group Battery Dance tours Sri Lanka
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka wins 'Award for Excellence in Human Development Reporting' for national and regional reports
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's first ever professional management accreditation in tourism and hospitality sector
Sri Lankan President to ink several bilateral MOUs during visit to Malaysia
President's proposal to liquidate state-owned security service provider Rakna Araksha Lanka Ltd gets approval
Sri Lankan President asks lawmakers not to create unnecessary fear about Indo-Lanka trade agreement

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.