During a meeting with the University’s Vice Chancellor Vasanthi Arasaratnam, academic staff, and several students and their parents last night at the Presidential Secretariat, Sirisena also requested the students to engage in their studies without any fear or suspicion.
“The government is fully responsible for the security and safety of the students, and we assure that steps have been taken to guarantee the security and safety of the students,” he said.
Sirisena also said that the police and other relevant security units have been informed of the sensitivity of the issue, and they have been advised to act sensitively to such incidents.
Speaking at the meeting, Vice Chancellor Arsaratnam also assured that steps have been taken to prevent such incidents from happening again at the university.
During the meeting, it was also decided to appoint a committee consisting of students and staff of the university in an effort to work towards the safety of the students in the university.