President Maithripala Sirisena today requested the students of the University of Jaffna to engage in studies without any fear and suspicion as the security and safety of the university has been assured.
The President made this request when the Vice Chancellor, the academic staff and a group of parents of the students of the University of Jaffna met him at the Presidential Secretariat today.
They discussed about the situation which arose at the university recently, and the program carried out for the security of the students.
Vice Chancellor Vasanthi Arsarathnam stated that actions have been taken to prevent such an incident in the university again.
The President said that the Government is fully responsible for the security and safety of the students. “The police and other security sections have been informed to act sensitively towards such incidents”, he said.
They decided to appoint a committee consisting of the students and the staff of the university to work for the safety of the students in the university.
Minister of Higher Education Lakshaman Kiriella, State Minister Mohan Lal Grero, Governor of the Northern Province Reginald Corey and the President of the University Grant Commission were among those who participated in this discussion. (Colombo Gazette)