Minister S.B.Dissnayake has underscored that he is prepared to deter the devastation effected by the JVP to the University network and take the undergraduates to the international level.
The Minister pointed out that they did not want to detail a single student in police cells or throw them out of the University. About two or three students merging with the JVP were terrorizing the University authorities, the Deans and the Vice Chancellors. He said they did not ant to paralyse the studies of the students. All this was done to ensure a peaceful environment for the students for their benefit. The Minister sought the support of the students to upgrade the Universities to international standards.
Minister Dissanayake was speaking at the 10th University Sports Festival. It was organized at the Sri Jayawardenepura University. The Colombo University, the Sri Jayawardenepura University and the Moratuwa University were placed first, second and third respectively.