He was addressing annual prize giving of Hanguranketha Sirimavo Bandaranaike Balika Vidyalaya.
“Sri Lankan students go to the Manipal University to follow a medical degree spending Rs. 35 million. But after the establishing of a Manipal University branch here,we can offer that degree for Rs.10 million” he said.
Dissanayake further said that the reason for the low cost to follow the degree is that government is providing tax concessions,free land and other facilities. “Those international universities would be subject to our conditions. They should grant a 20 percent share from the total intake as Scholarships for poor local students. We will also not allow local academies to teach full time in those universities”, said the Minister.