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* Sri Lanka university VC taken hostage by students released, University remains closed
Fri, Jun 27, 2014, 08:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 27, Anuradhapura: The Vice Chancellor and several officials of the Rajarata University have been allowed to leave after the students taken them as hostages and kept them in the VC's office overnight, local media reports said.

The students, who took the hostages have dispersed releasing the Vice Chancellor Professor Ranjith Wijewardena and other academics they held in his office for about 23 hours.

The ordeal started yesterday when about 300 students gathered outside the VC's office demanding the administration to cancel a suspension imposed on 28 of their colleagues. The students prevented the university administrators from leaving the office and took them as hostages.

The riot police were called in to free the hostages and a tense situation prevailed near the University as police beefed up security in around the Rajarata University.

Meanwhile, the administration closed the University until further notice for the safety of the lecturers and University staff.

The date to reopen the university will be announced on July 11 after the university senate meeting scheduled on July 10. The senate will also take a decision on the suspended students at the July 10th meeting.

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