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* Students' union says Sri Lanka's defence academy is a government ploy to sell private degrees
Tue, Mar 25, 2014, 10:08 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 25, Colombo: A students' union in Sri Lanka says the government is trying to sell private degrees through the country's defence academy.

The Inter University Students' Federation (IUSF) has said that the government is attempting to sell medical degrees at a price of Rs. 2 million through the Kotelawala Defence University (KDU).

IUSF Convener Najith Indika told a news conference that while the KDU demands a student to join the military for a number of years since they are trained to be doctors for the armed forces, they can retire from the military by paying Rs. 2 million after graduation.

He explained that a special legislation was passed in parliament last week that would officially recognize KDU as an institute that awards medical degrees.

Indika pointed out that the KDU, which initially commenced as an institute that provided higher education for the country's security forces, has now been converted into an official university open to private students as well.

Although the KDU is under the purview of the Higher Education Ministry, the student intake and procedures are different from the other state universities since it belongs to the Defence Ministry.

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