Peradeniya University Students to launch a protest at Galaha Junction today noon demanding the establishment of a Management Faculty in the Peradeniya university and against reduction of students for the course.
Management Department of the university currently functions under the Arts Faculty and students have been urging for a Management Faculty at Peradeniya for several years.
Undergraduates of the Peradeniya University’s Management Department are angered over the University Grants Commission (UGC) reducing the number of students.
Currently, there were nearly 700 students, but the immediate past batch faced several difficulties due to lack of facilities as well as shortage of staff.
University management promised to increase facilities and a new building for the department, but still this has not fulfilled.
Most of faculties in Sri Lankan universities started as departments and they turned into faculties after a long process.Source - IUSF