Committee recommends that Government take over Batticaloa campus

Chairman of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education Professor Ashu Marasinghe said that the required approvals had not been obtained to construct the Batticaloa campus building. The Parliament Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education has recommended that the Government take over the Batticaloa campus under the provisions of the Emergency Regulations.The report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development on the Batticaloa University was presented to Parliament today. He said that since the money obtained to construct the campus is illegal and since it is an illegal establishment, the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education has recommended that the Government take over all properties and buildings of the Batticaloa Campus establish it as an affiliate of the Eastern University.