Students of the Law Faculty of the University of Colombo too demonstrated their displeasure over the appointment of Venerable Muruththettuwe Ananda Thero as the Chancellor of the University by refusing to accept their graduation at the Convocation.
A group of graduates were seen avoiding the Thera and appearing for a photo with only the Vice Chancellor at the Convocation as their names were being called on stage, making the Thera very uncomfortable.
Some of the students, on the other hand, accepted their graduation at the hand of the Thera.
Ven. Muruththettuwe Ananda Thero was appointed as the Chancellor of the University of Colombo by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, leading to a storm of criticisms and objections by many parties, including university students and lecturers.