The Engineering Faculty of the University of Peradeniya was closed until further notice by the vice-chancellor of the University.
The vice-chancellor, Prof. Kapila Gunasekera took the decision due to a tense situation in the campus following a clash between the Engineering Faculty students and those of the Arts Faculty.
The clash has erupted according to sources due to a group of Engineering Faculty under-graduates gate-crashing a get-together organized for the Arts Faculty undergrads on Saturday (03).
The gate-crashers had been chased away by the Arts Faculty undergraduates.
The Engineering Faculty undergraduates had retaliated the following day by harassing the Arts students, according to sources.
In the clash between the two groups some students from both factions had sustained injuries.
According to sources six Arts Faculty and three Engineering Faculty students and a university security officer were admitted to the University Health Centre for treatment.
The University Authorities have suspected that the Engineering Faculty students were responsible for the situation, sources said.
This has led to the closing of the Engineering Faculty and ordering the undergraduates of the faculty to leave the halls of residence.
Inquiries are pending.