The Government insisted it will not agree to demands to close the SAITM private campus in Malabe.
High Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella told reporters in Kandy that the students who have been protesting against SAITM must return to their classes.
“It is clear like the sun and the moon that we will not shut down SAITM,” he said.
He said that if the university students continue to protest it is only they who will stand to lose.
The Minister said that the issue related to SAITM is now before court and the Government will respect the final court ruling and act accordingly. (Colombo Gazette)