05 January 2013
The Higher Education Minister of Sri Lanka, S.B Dissanayake, warned in a meeting with University Chancellor Vasanthy Arasaratnam, that Jaffna University would be closed if academic activities were not resumed this week.
Dissanayake further added that he had informed University authorities that, unless usual academic activities were restored, the University would be shut for a year, reported Colombo Page.
Boycotts continue to disrupt the University's usual proceedings, as academic staff and students continue to demand the release of four university students, who are detained at the Welikada military camp for ‘rehabilitation’.
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