A group of students of the Ruhuna University had launched this attack this morning. The Vice Chancellor is a Professor of Medicine and also the founder Director of the Staff Development Centre. He sustained injuries on the forehead as a result of the attack.
Meanwhile expressing views to the media today, Minister S.B. Dissanayake referred to a problem at the Ruhuna University. He said that there was a clash last night at the Campus. The Science students were having an examination today and they were studying. These students had no link with the JVP. It was the JVP students who attacked these students last night. This morning the Science students were obstructed from answering the examination. They were attacked by the JVP. The Vice Chancellor mediated in solving the dispute. However, he was asked to leave the place. Someone from behind assaulted the Vice Chancellor on the head and he started bleeding. Two lecturers were also attacked. The Minister said it was the JVP students who attacked the science students last night and this morning and it was they who assaulted the Vice Chancellor.