Removal of war monument at Jaffna Uni.; UGC Chairman says peace monuments needed

University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Senior Professor Sampath Amaratunga said the removal of war monument at the Jaffna University was timely and that the country needed peace monuments instead of war monuments.

Clarifying on the incident, the Professor said the monument had been expanded over the years and that it could act as an obstacle in the peace process.

He said the Jaffna University’s Vice Chancellor Professor Sri Satgunarajah was one of the best scientists in the country as well as a shrewd administrator.

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