A tense situation arose at the Sri Jayewardenepura University last evening after university students surrounded an administrative building in the university premises.
The university students surrounded the building where Vice Chancellor Dr. N.L.A. Karunaratne was residing to protest against the vice chancellors decision to stop scholarships for the students.
The students commenced the protest against the vice chancellor’s decision to reject the Mahapola scholarships for students.
The Mirihana police meanwhile deployed several teams to the university to quell the situation.
The students however claimed they would hold the vice chancellor under house arrest until he approved the Mahapola scholarships.