The Ruhuna University has been declared a no entry zone today following a clash between two student groups. Five undergraduates have been hospitalized.
The brawl erupted between student groups of the Science Faculty and the Humanities Faculty.
Vice Chancellor of the University Prof. Susirith Mendis said that the students are being evacuated from the University premises and security has been stepped up. The damage caused to University property following the incident has not been estimated.
The clash which lasted about two hours was settled with the mediation of the Police. The Matara Police said that no one involved in the incident has yet been arrested.