Several trade unions and students unions are protesting in Sri Lanka against the proposed Kotelawala University Bill and protestors are demanding government to withdraw the proposed Kotelawala National Defence University Bill which they fear could pave the way for privatisation of the higher education sector and militarisation of universities.
Sri Lanka’s main university students’ union Inter-University Students’ Federation (IUSF) launched a massive protest march today in Colombo. Due to the protest march heavy traffic congestion was reported from Ayurveda Junction in Rajagiriya to Borella via Cotta Road.
Despite growing protests, Government to begin the parliament debate on Kotelawala National Defence University (KNDU) Bill 2021 on August 6th. Government presented the KNDU Bill to Parliament for the second reading on July 8th.
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