The university was closed indefinitely as the lecturers had kept away from lectures demanding a safe environment in which to work following an incident where the students had detained the Vice Chancellor and several lecturers for a few hours on June 27 during the unrest.
The authorities had also decided yesterday to pardon 27 students who have been suspended from attending lectures on the grounds of discipline which would also enable them to attend lectures, Vice Chancellor Professor Ranjith Wijewardane said.
The Vice Chancellor had met the parents of the students concerned as instructed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Anuradhapura District Development Committee meeting that was held on July 25. Professor Wijewardane said that the parents too had requested him to pardon the students and he had decided to heed their request and reopen the university as instructed by the President.
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