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* Sri Lanka University extends duration of degree program after students' protests
Sat, May 24, 2014, 05:29 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 24, Kandy: Sri Lanka's Peradeniya University considering the students' demand has decided to extend the duration of the Allied Health Sciences (AHS) Degree Program at the University.

Senate of the Peradeniya University at its latest meeting held on Wednesday (21), had approved to extend the duration of the program back to four years, Peradeniya AHS Faculty Dean Dr. D. B. M. Wickramaratne has said.

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 150 days.

The students of the AHS program along with the student union, Inter University Student Federation (IUSF), staged several protest against the administration's decision to reduce the length of the programme from four years to three years.

During a protest opposite the University Grant Commission in Ward Place on May 16, the police arrested 18 students and four of them were assaulted by the police. The assaulted students were needed to be hospitalized for their injuries.

The police defended the use of force but the court warned the police to be more responsible and restrained when handling protests involving students.

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