Colombo, May 21 (BAN/ AD): Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesighe has said that the proposed Sharia University cannot be approved in Batticaloa. He said only degree awarding institutions can be approved. He mentioned that steps are being taken to bring all Madrasa schools under the purview of the Ministry of Education.
There has been widespread opposition to the proposed university in wake of Easter Sunday attacks which killed over 250 people including 45 foreigners.
Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake army chief has requested parents to send their children to school and assured that security has been stepped up across nation. He also said although special security measures had been taken at schools to commence the second term, most parents did not send their children to school due to rumors.