Allied Health Science students end Satyagraha campaigns

Allied Health Science students end Satyagraha campaigns

Allied Health Science students end Satyagraha campaigns

Written by Bella Dalima

11 Jun, 2014 | 6:59 pm

The more than 170-day long Satyagraha campaign launched by Allied Health Science undergraduates against cutbacks to the Allied Health Science degree program came to an end on Wednesday.

The organisers say that they have decided to end the campaign as a resolution has been presented in writing to their basic demands.

Satyagraha campaigns were commenced at four locations demanding the reinstatement of the four-year Allied Health Science degree, which was cut down to three years.

The Satyagraha campaign at the Galaha junction in Peradeniya commenced 170 days ago.

The canopy erected at the Galaha junction was dismantled this morning by the students.

Satyagraha campaigns were also held over 59 days opposite the University Grants Commission, 162 days in the Galle town and 77 days at the Fort Railway station. Students and trade union representatives gathered opposite the Fort Railway Station to mark the end of the Satyagraha campaign.

The Inter-University Students Federation notes that while authorities were averse to giving a resolution in writing in the end, they were eventually made to do so.

The students then dismantled the canopy used by them for the Sathyagraha campaign and removed all other propaganda material from opposite the Fort Railway Station.

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