Thursday, January 31, 2013

NDT to be relocated at Homagama

The Moratuwa University said it would relocate the National Diploma in Technology (NDT) programme to a new location in Homagama.

This step is being taken to prevent further friction between student groups in the university following a recent attack which left some students critically injured and university facilities severely damaged.

Some 700 NDT students are alleged to have attacked students of the Moratuwa University Engineering Faculty on January 16 leading to the Engineering Faculty coming to a standstill.

University Vice Chancellor A.K.W. Jayawardane said the Engineering Faculty would remain closed until further notice and that a project to construct a new university building for the NDT programme would begin soon.

“This is a project that has been in the pipeline for a long time. It is not something that we thought of overnight as a result of the recent clash,” Professor Jayawardene said.

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