Prof. R.Wigneswaran , the current Dean of the Science faculty has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Jaffna, by the President.
The Secretary to the President, P.P. Abeykoon has sent this official information yesterday. It has been indicated in this letter that he has been appointed as VC for three years with effect from 24th of this month.
In the election for the VC, the Dean of the Technical Faculty, Prof. SD. Sri Satkunarajah led the field of candidates with the highest number of votes followed by Prof. R.Wigneswaran with Prof.T.Velnamby in the third place.
The names of these three were sent to the UGC which in turn sent them to the President.
However it is notable that, a few days back, some news items said that Prof. Sri Satkunarajah was to be appointed as the VC.