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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Court of Appeal orders University VCs Refrain from accepting resignation letters

By Chitra Weerarathne

The Court of Appeal yesterday directed the Vice Chancellors and the respective Senates of the Sri Jayewardenepura, Ruhunu and Wayamba Universities to refrain from accepting the letters of resignation submitted by the Heads of Departments of those Universities.

The Heads of Departments were directed to refrain from ceasing to function in their official capacities.

The orders are valid till the final determination of the petition filed by students, complaining that their studies were being interrupted due to the phenomenon. The petitions were supported by Faiz Mutapha PC, J. C. Weliamuna and Sanjeewa Jayewardene.

The Bench comprised Justice Sathya Hettige (President) and Justice Upali Abeyratne.

Notice was issued on the respective Chancellors, returnable on June 30, 2011.