Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe urgently orders all relevant authorities to conduct a comprehensive inquiry into the assault on the former Vice Chancellor of the Peradeniya University Prof. Athula Senaratne and take necessary action.

Meanwhile, 12 students of the Peradeniya University have been suspended, pending investigations, for allegedly assaulting the former Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Athula Senaratne and his son.

University officials says that an inquiry was launched on university level regarding the incident.

Officials further says that the majority of the students involved in this incident were students who had studied for two years through the online teaching system and that it was doubtful whether they had any understanding of the functioning of the university. He stated that a large number of students are suffering from mental stress and for that purpose the university is implementing a number of programs including the introduction of psychiatric treatment methods.