July 17, Colombo: The Vice Chancellor of Peradeniya University has decided to indefinitely close its Engineering Faculty from 6:00 am today due to a crisis situation arisen with conducting exams.
Vice Chancellor Professor Upul Dissanayake said the faculty will be closed until further notice and all the students must leave the university before 2.00 pm today.
According to the Vice Chancellor in order to sit for the exams 80 percent attendance is required for every student and 97 percent of students who are sitting for the exams now has fulfilled this requirement.
However, 3 percent of the students have not fulfilled this condition and furthermore three students have not participated in lectures at all.
The crisis situation has arisen since the students demand to remove the 80 percent attendance requirement and allow every student to sit for the exams.
The Vice Chancellor said it was decided to close the faculty until an appropriate decision is reached after prompt discussions with the administrative council.