Peradeniya University Administration has decided to subject all new entrants to a Psychoanalysis medical test.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Pro. Terrance Madujith told the media on Sunday evening (12) at the Senate House that the students admitted to the Medical Faculty and the Management Faculty were medically tested and found that five percent of them were in a condition requiring psychiatric treatment.

The media conference was chaired by Vice Chancellor Prof. M. D. Lamawansa.

Prof. Madujith said that the new entrants would be subject to a psychoanalysis test to identify their mental disorders, if any, in addition to the usual medical examination. He pointed out that this decision was taken in view of the suicide of several students.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Lamawansa said after the psychoanalytical test, the students concerned would to provided treatment and open avenues for them to engage in extracurricular activities including sports and aesthetic activities.

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