As a measure to prevent freshers being ragged by senior students, the Administration of Sri Jayewardenepura University banned all senior students from entering the university premises till April 25.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Chandima Wijebandara said yesterday the decision was taken at a senate meeting on March 30.
`Freshers have been subjected to ragging in a repugnant manner. We received telephone calls from parents demanding action against such incidents,` Prof. Wijebandara said.
`Earlier attempts at ragging by the Students` Union were controlled because of the presence of an anti-ragging students` group at the university. Now these students have passed out from the university. Therefore, there no resistance against ragging at the university now,` he said.
He said the hostellers were now required to be at their hostel rooms by 9.00 p.m. and that outsiders would not be allowed to enter the university premises after 9.00 p.m.
`Medical Faculty students and others working on their researches have been spared from the new rule due to the ongoing exam activities,` he said.