Upcountry Peoples` Front leader Periyathambi Chandrasekaran on Thursday said that his party and fellow citizens are doubtful whether the proposed university at the Uva Province will benefit the Tamil community.
Speaking to ?The Island?, he said that `Though they claim that the proposed university would strengthen national unity, the intake of Tamil students from the plantation sector of its environs is fetched.
Whoever is behind this move, the intake of the Tamil students in an area where the majority is the Tamil community is paramount. I doubt whether there would be courses in the Tamil medium,` he lamented.
Badulla Provincial Council Member Aravinda Kumar said that if the Uva University is set up more than 750 residents would be affected and many of them would lose their jobs.
He said that in Badulla, whatever the project is envisaged the Ingurugamma estate comes to ones mind.
He questioned why the government is not considering in setting up the university at this estate where an industrial park had been set up and later abandoned.
Kumar said that 21 of the estate workers had gone to the Courts out the setting up of this university.
`Whether it`s a going to be a Technical University or a University with full statues is anybody`s guess, he conclude.