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* Discussions to reopen Rajarata University under direction of Sri Lankan President
Sun, Jul 27, 2014, 12:43 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 26, Colombo: The Vice Chancellor of the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka said that a discussion has been called between the parents of students who were subjected to disciplinary inquiries and the university administration.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Ranjith Wijewardena said a decisive discussion will be held on Monday in the university premises with the parents of the students and they would be given opportunity to discuss the students' woes.

He said that the students needed to beg for pardon and President Mahinda Rajapaksa has also instructed to pardon the students.

The students held a 200 day sitting campaign demanding the authorities to revoke the suspension of 28 students. The campaign climaxed when they took the Vice Chanellor and academic staff hostage and kept for 23 hours before police intervened to get the hostages freed.

Police mediated and resolved the conflict without a clash but the authorities decided to close the university as the academic staff decided it was not safe for them to attend the duties and boycotted work.

The decision on the re-opening of the University will be taken after the discussion with the parents.

However, the Secretary of Rajarata University Teachers' Association Venerable Olaganwatte Chandrasiri Thera has told media that they will report for duty on Monday.

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