J'pura University closed after clashes
The Management and Commerce and Arts Faculties of the University of
Sri Jayawardenapura have been temporarily closed till further notice
following clashes between student factions.
Registrar of The University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Jayalath
Muththetuwegedara stated that a false rumour was being circulated that
the whole university had been closed, despite only two faculties having
been shut down.
He further stated that the clash had been caused due to a private
argument between the student parties involved, and bore no connection to
the university administration.
A spokesperson of the Mirihana Police stated that the clashes had
occurred at around 11.00 p.m. on November 10 between the students of the
Management and Arts Faculties. Following the clashes three students have
been admitted to the Jayawardenapura Hospital and two to the Kalubowila
Hospital while four have been discharged following treatment.