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* Academic activities for all university students to commence on May 18
Sun, Apr 12, 2020, 09:06 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 12, Colombo: The Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Professor Sampath Amaratunga said all universities in Sri Lanka will be reopened for academic activities in three stages.

At a press conference held at the Government Information Department today (12th), Professor Amaratunga said in the first stage, only the academic and the non-academic staff universities will be called for work on 04 May 2020. The vice chancellors of the respective universities will be vested with the authority to make decisions on the staff to be called.

In the second stage, the universities will be opened on 11 May 2020 only for the final year students of the degree programs.

Accordingly, the universities will be open for academic activities on 11 May for the fifth-year students in medical science programs, fourth-year students in special degree programs and third-year students in general degree programs.

At the third stage, all universities will be open to all university students on 18th May, 2020.

Professor Sampath Amaratunga added that in collaboration with the Ministry of Health a circular on healthcare measures to be taken to prevent coronavirus infection in universities will be issued soon in near future.


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