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SB unaware of uni CCTV monitoring

2014 Aug 22

Higher Education Minister S B Dissanayake says he is unaware of CCTV cameras being installed at some universities to monitor the movements of students.

The Minister was questioned on the issue in Parliament today by opposition United National Party (UNP) MP Sajith Premadasa.

Premadasa said if the Minister is looking at winning the confidence of the students then he should take measures to remove the CCTV cameras installed at government universities.

Dissanayake however said that while the university administration may have taken measures to install CCTV cameras.

However he said he had not received complaints from any students regarding CCTV cameras nor was he aware of any being installed at any university.

The Minister said the only complaint he had received from university students was from the Sri Jayawardenapura University of a light coming on when they go into dark areas.

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