‘Legal action will be taken against Al-Mustafa University’ | Daily News

‘Legal action will be taken against Al-Mustafa University’

Tamil Education Minister of the Uva Province Senthil Thondaman yesterday said action will be taken against Al-Mustafa University in Iran, which had conducted degree programmes in Sri Lanka without proper approval from the University Grants Commission and the Higher Education Ministry, misusing the properties of several schools.

Thondaman said he was informed by the Public Services Commission, the University Grants Commission and the Higher Education Ministry that the degrees offered by this university are not recognised in Sri Lanka.

Al-Mustafa University had been conducting degree programmes on Islamic Political Science, Quran and the Iranian political view, he said.

“This is totally against the Sri Lankan Muslim culture. Therefore, the Muslims had stopped sending their children to the lectures. There were about 520 students and only 12 were Muslims,” he said. He said Badulla District MP A. Aravind Kumar has an involvement in this. Thondaman said Aravind had earned six to seven million as fees from the students.

Thondaman requested MP Kumar to refund the students’ money obtained. He said legal action will be taken against Aravind, too.

“The investigations are conducted by the security forces and I closed down the university with immediate effect as the Provincial Minister,” he said.


 

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