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Crisis hits SLIIT Campus

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Committee on Public Enterprises ( COPE) chief Professor Charitha Herath yesterday called for the appointment of a Parliament approved committtee of trustees to govern Sri Lanka Inisitute of Information Technology ( SLIIT) .

Professor Herath told the House that the SLIIT has slipped out of government control in 2017. " This institution was functioning under the Mahapola scheme but certain directors had been removed from the governing board and thus state control has been lost," he said.

" I represent this government but I would like to request our government to take steps towards gain control of IT," he said.

Meanwhile MP Rauff Hakeem who responded said  decisions will have to be made with regard to SLIIT in order to end the crisis " One should decide whether it should be governed through a model similar to.Kotelawala Defence University," he said.

" The previous government appointed a four member committe to decide on the institute but dissolution of Parliament in 2020 prevented the last government from.making a decision.

Also he said the Mahapola only owned the land on which SLIIT is constructed.

Parents of students studying in the campus also called for the settlement of the issue pertaining to the institution.

  Comments - 5

  • Sanje Monday, 25 October 2021 09:25 AM

    The govt. and Monkeys around even cannot run small institution such as this profitably.... No doubt brain drain is happening big way.

    Kikazaru Monday, 25 October 2021 10:16 AM

    The minister for the said period was a foul mouth. Please investigate and get to the bottom of the fraud.

    SEYED SHERALI Monday, 25 October 2021 11:05 AM

    Failure is the theme of Sri Lanka now.

    sam Monday, 25 October 2021 11:15 AM

    SL is a failure in almost everything. Can this be sorted out quickly.

    Era Thursday, 28 October 2021 04:48 AM

    SLIIT is running smoothly and profitable with no student agitations. JVP and others want it to be like a normal university and manipulate students. JVP has done it with the Open University as well and ruined the studies with their student union.


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