Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sabaragumuwa University Students go before Court of Appeal

 Four writ petitions have been filed by four students of Sabaragumuwa University before the Court of Appeal against their suspensions. The four students are E.M. Hasitha Prabhath, T.H. Nuwan Chinthaka, Sampath Gunasekera and Damayantha Kumara. Sabaragamuwa University, its vice-chancellor and administrative board have been named as respondents.
The petitions state the Students’ Council of the University is a legal body but the vice-chancellor does not allow its smooth functioning.
A disciplinary inquiry had been held regarding a meeting of the Students’ Council held on 12th March and inviting an outsider for the meeting state the petitions.
Students in their petitions state they were not given an opportunity to get a lawyer to represent them at the inquiry.

As the disciplinary process followed by the authorities is unfair the students ask Court of Appeal to issue a writ to change the decision taken at the disciplinary inquiry.

Extract From LankaTruth