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Kelaniya University Faculties to Reopen Following Campus Closure

The Kelaniya University Vice Chancellor has outlined plans for the phased reopening of faculties after the recent temporary closure earlier this week.

As per the latest announcement, the Faculties of Science, Computer Technology, and Management Studies are set to resume classes on December 11 (Monday), while the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities is slated to reopen on December 18.

The decision to temporarily close down all faculties, excluding the Faculty of Medicine, was initiated last Monday (4) in response to an alleged assault on a security officer by a group of university students. Students were promptly instructed to vacate their hostels by 8:00 am on Tuesday (5).

The closure was imposed by the Kelaniya University Administration Authority following reports of the security officer’s purported abduction and assault while he was asleep in the break room. Subsequently, he was found tied to the entrance gate at the student center.

Expressing concern over the incident, the Vice Chancellor emphasized its disruptive impact on the peaceful campus environment shared by students and non-academic staff members. The administration pledged to take disciplinary measures against those found responsible for the disruption.

In the aftermath of the assault, non-academic staff members staged a protest, seeking assurances regarding their safety on campus. In connection to the alleged incident, four students have been suspended as of December 5 pending further investigation.

The university administration is actively addressing the situation to restore normalcy and ensure a safe and conducive environment for all members of the Kelaniya University community.

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