The Federation of University Teachers Association President Dr Nirmal Ranjith Devasiri today called for the immediate release of student union leader Sanjeeva bandara and Rev. Kimbullewwe Chandananda thero who are now in custody.
The organization at a press conference called the government to end what they called a ‘ current terror campaign’ against the students adding that student and university staff problems should be resolved and their welfare be assured.
The Association said it is disturbed about the suspension of student activities and accused the Minister of Higher Education and senior officials of the ministry of working to their own agenda.
“The minister for Higher Education they say is all out to implement his policy of private universities which is the very cause of the current student unrest and accuses him of trying to politicize academics’, a statement from the FUTA said.