Deputy Minister Nandimithra Ekanayake has accused the JVP of maneuvering the University students to attack the Higher Education Ministry.
The Deputy Minister said that the students should understand that a Minister or the Chairman of the University Grants Commission cannot change a ruling given by a Court. Therefore it is quite clear that their intention was to embarrass the Government under the influence of the JVP. Mr. Ekanayake accused that the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) was being maneuvered by the JVP. As a result the students are facing immense difficulties. He said that about 99 percent of the students participated in the demonstration against their wishes and under persuasion and threat. The Deputy Minister said the Government had to enforce the rule of law.