Major boost for university education [October 26, 2004 - 08.00 GMT] 

President Kumaratunga who also holds the Cabinet portfolio for Education has decided to enhance facilities for tertiary education. Work in this regard will commence with immediate effect.

A sum of Rs. 1, 000 million will be allocated for the new Uva University in Badulla. The Trincomalee Koneshapuri Campus of the Eastern University is to be developed at a cost of Rs. 91.1 million.

Legislation is being drafted under the University Act No. 16 of 1978 for the establishment of a National Center for Advanced Studies (NCAS) in Humanities and Social Sciences.

Student hostels are to be constructed for Rajarata University to accommodate 360 students; a sum of Rs. 78.5 million has been allocated for this project.  Mihintale will be the location for one of the hostels to accommodate 240 male students, the other, a ladies’ hostel will be constructed in Puliyankulama for 120 students.





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Last Updated Date: October 26, 2004  - 8.00 GMT.


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