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  • Malabe Private University  Charge Rs. 200,000 a Month? Who Can Pay ? – Anura Kumara Read more >

    Malabe Private University Charge Rs. 200,000 a Month? Who Can Pay ? – Anura Kumara

    ( HNDA students didn’t act without a reason or like hooligans ) ————————————————————————————————————————————————————– “Malabe private university was begun in 2008 and at present it charges Rs.12 million for a course from a student. The fee for a month is Rs.200,000. Children from which class could afford that amount of money for a university course? Who […]

  • Beaten by Police 10 Uni Students Hospitalised Read more >

    Beaten by Police 10 Uni Students Hospitalised

    [ Najith Indika  shows a photo of injured student] The Inter-University Students Federation (IUSF) at a media briefing alleged that 10 students who were beaten during a protest-march yesterday (21 Oct)  have been hospitalized. Convener of the Federation Najith Indika said the students were receiving treatment at the Kalubowila Teaching Hospital and the Colombo National […]

  • Third Attack in One Day: Teargas, Water Cannons Against University Students Read more >

    Third Attack in One Day: Teargas, Water Cannons Against University Students

    [Police using water cannons on students] Police today used teargas and water cannons against students affiliated with the Inter University Students Federation who marched  towards Parliament demanding immediate solutions to their problems, reports Asian Mirror The Nation reports that around 3000 students representing universities island-wide participated in the protest, shouting slogans and urging the State […]

  • Two Vice Chancellors Are Playing Politics Read more >

    Two Vice Chancellors Are Playing Politics

    [The makeshift tent erected by the protesting students of the University of Sabaragamuwa was removed by the police on 18th Oct 2014] The JVP has condemned two vice chancellors for accompanying Minister of Higher Education to TV political debates to support S.B.disanayake,  the Minister of Higher Education. JVP says that this incident shows the  extent of the […]

  • Abducted Uni student found in TID custody Read more >

    Abducted Uni student found in TID custody

    A student of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages of the University of Sabaragamuwa was arrested by a group from the Terrorist Investigation Division while he was sitting for an examination on the 5th say reports. The parents of the student were kept in the dark regarding the arrest of the student for more […]

  • Student leader Bandara’s arrest part of witch hunt: IUSF  . Read more >

    Student leader Bandara’s arrest part of witch hunt: IUSF .

    Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) Convener Najith Indika said student leaders were subjected to a witch hunt by the Government and this had led to the arbitrary arrest of former IUSF convener Sanjeewa Bandara.  He was produced before the Kandy Magistrate and remanded till July 23 on charges of breaking bail conditions. “Three of our […]

  • Thugs attack students’ ‘Sathyagraha’ Read more >

    Thugs attack students’ ‘Sathyagraha’

    Student hut set o Fire ( lankaviews) The ‘Sathyagraha’ campaign carried out by students of Rajarata University demanding authorities to remove the unjustifiable suspension of classes of 27 students has been attacked by thugs. Today (18th), on the 191st day of the ‘Sathyagraha’, thugs who had arrived early morning in a motorcycle have set fire […]

  • Why Sri Lankan children in north drop out

    Young teenagers are at greater riskPhoto: Amantha Perera/IRIN  Sri Lankan authorities have expressed concern over an increasing number of reports that children are dropping out of school in the conflict-affected north, where economic pressure and poor prospects are creating conditions that could have negative consequences for the future development of the region. Most of the […]

  • Sri Lanka: Few jobs for university grads in the north

    Photo: Amantha Perera/IRINHe might get into university, but getting a job is another matter COLOMBO, 9 January 2014 (IRIN) – University graduates in northern Sri Lanka, which is recovering from decades of civil war, are looking at a sparse employment landscape with few opportunities on offer, say officials. “Those from the north face a much […]

  • Methods to the madness that is Education in Sri Lanka Read more >

    Methods to the madness that is Education in Sri Lanka

    Proposals and policies, rules and regulations, guidelines and code of ethics and 5% of GDP to cure a body politic rotten to the core DSC_0002 Add caption The Government has unveiled an ambitious set of policies and proposals for general education in the country, which seeks to get more budgetary allocation for the sector, make […]

  • Student leader Sanjeewa Bandara banned from entering Universities

    The Convenor of the Inter University Student’s Federation (IUSF) Sanjeewa Bandara has been granted bail and has also been banned from entering the premises of any Universities in the country by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today.The Court ordered Sanjeewa Bandara to be banned from all Universities based on the statement given by the Vice […]

  • FUTA calls for release of student leader

    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 […]

  • Convener of Inter Uiniversity Student Federation remanded

    The bail conditions imposed on the convener of Inter University Students Federation Sanjeewa Bandara were removed by Colombo Fort Magistrate and he was remanded till the 15th. The police had charged him for participating in a students’ agitation and damaging public property while under bail conditions. The Court had released Mr. Sanjeewa Bandara on bail […]

  • Govt. attacked students struggling to protect education for future generations – NMPFE

    The National Movement for Protecting Free Education (NMPFE) has issued an announcement asking as to who takes the responsibility of the brutal attack carried out on students of Sabaragamuwa University. The announcement issued with the signatures of the co-conveners of NMPFE Ven. Dhambara Amila Thero and Senior Lecturer Devaka Punchihewa states’ “The students of Sabragamuwa […]

  • Varsity student leaders remain under State threat: IUSF Convener

    Threats to university students continue, said the Inter-University Students Federation (IUSF) Convener, Sanjeewa Bandara. According to the student leader, more students and their parents have been threatened by ‘security personnel’ demanding they stop all union activities within the universities.Last Thursday (16), persons claiming to be from the CID, had visited the homes of Ruhuna University IUSF […]

  • Sri Lanka:The Military Expansion into Education Read more >

    Sri Lanka:The Military Expansion into Education

    Military training for University students Shamala Kumar  Militarisation, or securitisation, in Sri Lanka is not necessarily restricted to the formal military structure; its orientation is far more pervasive, as can be evidenced in the recent developments in the education sphere. Already existing imbalances and practices in the education sector have been exacerbated by the military […]

  • Uni students scholarship funds used for military training Read more >

    Uni students scholarship funds used for military training

    So called leadership training devours students welfare funds ? The Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF) alleged yesterday the last two Mahapola instalments of the first year university students are to be withdrawn by the government, to allocate funds to pay off the military personnel involved in the Leadership Training Programme.Addressing the media in Colombo, IUSF […]

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