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Fmr. Pera. VC beaten by undergrads

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The former Vice Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya, Professor Atula Senaratne and his son were attacked by a group of students of the same university yesterday (10) at around 10 pm.

It is said that more than 300 people came to the official house in the university grounds where they live and staged a protest and attacked the house and the former vice-chancellor and his son.

The attack was caused by a car driven by the son of the former vice-chancellor who hit two motorcycles belonging to university students on the university premises and ran away.

However, Peradeniya police officers came and dispersed the students and took Vidura Senaratne into police custody.

The police say that the former Vice-Chancellor Prof. Atula Senaratne was admitted to the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital and the professor’s son was also assaulted and is being treated under police protection at the Kandy National Hospital.

So far no one has been arrested in connection with the incident.

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278 prison inmates to be pardoned

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A total of 278 inmates at prisons across the island will be released tomorrow in view of Vesak festival, the Prisons Department said.

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Parliament suspended due to lack of quorum

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Parliament sessions were abruptly suspended until June 04 due to a lack of quorum. 

There were less than 20 member present during the time of suspension. 

MP Jagath Samarawickrama was at the Chair.

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Notice for students sitting for Grade 5 scholarships

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The Department of Examinations has announced that the 2024 Grade Five Scholarship Examination will be held on September 15 this year.

It adds that applications for the examination will be accepted online from May 27 – June 14, 2024 and acceptance of applications will not be extended beyond the announced period.

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