University Teachers Association has demanded that the politically appointed External Members of the Jaffna University Senate to resign immediately. It had said that this demand is being made in accordance with the decision taken in the AGM held last Monday.
These appointments were made dictatorially and under the full influence of a pro-Ex- Government party which pooled very low votes in the North. The request from the combined Trade unions to appoint people who hold esteemed position in Social Service to be appointed to the Senate was vehemently rejected. The decisions that should have been taken confidentially in the Senate were discussed in the office of a political party.
The Association had also requested that Educational back ground, their social services and historical back ground should be considered in appointing members of the University senate.