Peradeniya University’s Senate yesterday suspended eight students from attending lectures for five weeks after they were found guilty of removing the Sir Ivor Jennings nameboard and damaging university property, Registrar Ranjith Alwis said.
The names of seven students suspected of being involved in property damage were handed over to the Kandy Magistrate by police yesterday.
The Magistrate issued orders to arrest and produce them before Courts. The lecturers who boycotted lectures to protest against the students’ unruly behaviour, following the university’s decision to name the new hostel after its first Vice Chancellor Sir Ivor Jennings resumed lectures from yesterday.
By R. M. Ratnayake, Kandy south special correspondent