The Rajarata University in Mihintale has been closed until further notice since this morning, Vice Chancellor Ranjith Wijewardane announced.
Vice Chancellor of the University and several lecturers were prevented from leaving the Vice Chancellor’s office by a group of university students since last evening.
They were still being detained by the students. The students were demanding that the officials rescind the decision to suspend some 28 students.
A tense atmosphere emerged at the University since yesterday morning when the students staged a protest in front of the administration building where a meeting was being held. The meeting was held with the participation of the new entrants to the management faculty and their parents.