The Kelaniya University Students’ Union has accused the present government of using the university system for political purposes.
The Union said the most recent event was the appointment of Chancellors and Vice Chancellors to the university system.
The Union added the public has rejected the appointment of Ven. Muruththettuwe Ananda Thera as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo and also criticised the appointment of Chief Incumbent of the Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya, Dr. Ven. Kollupitiye Mahinda Thera, to the post of Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya.
They cite the main reason behind their opposition to the appointments owing to the venerable being involved in bringing the present government in to power.
Issuing a statement the Kelaniya University Students’ Union said, they strongly oppose such political appointments.
They also called for the need to stand against a government that is subverting the university system to its political agenda without considering public opinion.