Int’l University to house 50,000 students

28 January 2011 06:26 am - 24     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Minister of Civil Aviation Services Priyanakara Jayaratne said the government was planning to establish a fully fledged international university in Karuwalagaswewa soon. Addressing the public at the opening ceremony of the Saliya Wewa police officers’ quarters he said that the international university built on a 1000 acre plot of land will have facilities for 50,000 local and foreign students.

The Minister who stressed the need to widen the scope for university education said the construction of the proposed international university would be completed within the next three years. (Jayaratne Wickremarachchi)

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  • puttlam voter Friday, 28 January 2011 02:34 PM

    First built it and show us and then I will vote for you or it will also fall the fate of all the projects with Foundation Stones!

    Dee Friday, 28 January 2011 06:47 AM

    Super news!!! ( here come the protests! ;) )

    President Friday, 28 January 2011 06:47 AM

    good move

    Gayan Samarasekara Friday, 28 January 2011 06:59 AM

    Well done Mr Minister.. And also, here is a job to you, Mr Sanjaya Bandara, soon after your new appointment.. :-) However, the international universities should be sufficiently different from most of the international schools, and should maintain a good educational and disciplinary record. They will have to be monitored carefully and closely for the quality of education.. (for ex: we don't need a half educated doctor to our heart surgeries, right?)

    sam Friday, 28 January 2011 04:00 PM

    an international unive?

    Kolitha Friday, 28 January 2011 04:01 PM

    Hey... International University in Karuwalagaswewa?
    Are you guys mad?

    backstreet boy Friday, 28 January 2011 07:43 AM

    this is good. The students will be closer to home & parents, less expenses, less money going out of the country.

    Dillon Friday, 28 January 2011 07:48 AM

    Good news for JVP as well ..Some thing to bash about near the LG polls !!

    Jim Dougal Friday, 28 January 2011 08:06 AM

    Presumably student gangsterism and bullying will not be part of the curriculum for students?

    perumal Friday, 28 January 2011 08:06 AM

    Are int'l universities going to be under the ministry of civil aviation?

    pandula Friday, 28 January 2011 08:12 AM

    I am happy with only news and live with the news and die with a hope for next life University entrance. I like more people like us in Sri Lanka.

    sanjeeva Saturday, 29 January 2011 11:38 AM

    has anybody understood how big this project should be to take care of 50000 students? Definitely not the minister.

    msap Friday, 28 January 2011 08:38 AM

    great, 1000 acres of Teak plantation can be cleared in next 3 months. Then abandon the project due to protests by National university students. What a brain.....

    Saradial Friday, 28 January 2011 08:45 AM

    Good News!

    wara Friday, 28 January 2011 08:55 AM

    That is when R Premadasa era. Remember how Mihintale rail track went round and round.

    Preethi Friday, 28 January 2011 09:04 AM

    This is great news.

    shed Friday, 28 January 2011 09:18 AM

    anyone know where this going to built??
    fully fledged at where ??
    political jokes to small villagers...

    The Judge Saturday, 29 January 2011 02:13 AM


    Elaris Saturday, 29 January 2011 02:26 AM

    Think big but start on a small scale

    dome Friday, 28 January 2011 09:47 AM

    Minister of Civil Aviation Services talking about building universities... Now SB will start talking about flying kites

    Duli Friday, 28 January 2011 10:08 AM

    what a great news. but it may bad for JVP

    Gamini Lindagedera Friday, 28 January 2011 10:18 AM

    It is funny some ministers make statements outside their ministerial scope. We Sri Lankans are very good talkers but not so in delivering. Deliver first and talk later.

    Gamini Lindagedera Friday, 28 January 2011 10:19 AM

    BTW, this could be the biggest uni in the world!

    Dee Friday, 28 January 2011 11:47 AM

    Very good, but how about developing the basic infrastructure of the existing ones first so that out people will keep quiet and study without protesting?

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