Senior Presidential Advisor and Parliamentarian Basil Rajapakse is desirous of upgrading the Eastern University to the standard of other Universities.
Initial plans have already been mooted in this respect. At a discussion today, Mr. Rajapaske said 100 million rupees will be immediately provided for the improvement of the Eastern University. The discussion was held with the management of this University. It was agreed to grant 25 million rupees within the next few weeks. The funds will be used to provide hostel facilities, develop the Karadiyanaru Farm and for other development activities. The funds will be granted via the Nation Building Ministry under the Eastern Resurgence programme. The Trincomalee campus will be also be developed. It was revealed at the discussion the plans to set up the College of Education on Peace next year, the Post Degree Management Faculty in 2010 and the Engineering Faculty in 2012. Minister Prof. Vishwa Warnapala and Parliamentarian Vinayagamoorthi Muralitharan were also present.