Video: UNP for new body to regulate private universities

A future United National Party (UNP) government will set up a special institution similar to the University Grants Commission (UGC) to regulate the private universities, UNP parliamentarian Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today. 

He told a news briefing that all private universities which are currently functioning under the BOI Act would be brought under this new institution and that new university would have be established would have to be registered under this institution.  

Mr. Kariyawasam said a future UNP government would present a Bill in Parliament to give effect to these new procedures.
Meanwhile Mr. Kariyawasam said the UNP would create new party posts if that was essential for the betterment of the party.

He said this in response to a question asked by journalists whether the Deputy General Secretary’s post held by him is in keeping with the party’s constitution.

“The Deputy General Secretary’s post was something which existed before and General Secretary Tissa Atttanayake had also held this post earlier,” Mr. Kariyawasam said adding that appointments were made with the approval of party members and not outsiders.(Yohan Perera and Darshana Sanjeewa)

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