Vice Chancellor of the Ruhuna University, Prof. Susirith Mendis was assualted by a group of students this morning.
Mendis was later admitted to the Matara Hospital with head injuries sustained during the attack.
According to the police the Vice Chancellor was assaulted by a group of students when he had tried to intervene and settle a clash between two student groups at the University that had commenced last night.
Six Ruhuna University students also were injured during last night’s clash.
Police have cordoned off the area around the campus.