Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: The University of Madras will start study centres for the benefit of Tamil students in Sri Lanka, Madras University Chancellor G. Thiruvasagam has said.

The draft plan to commence classes from July, 2010, was mooted during a discussion with Vadivel Krishnamoorthy, Deputy High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Southern India. Mr. Krishnamoorthy had called on the Vice Chancellor on Thursday to discuss the modalities of establishing study centres in the vicinity of the refugee camps in the Northern Eastern and Central regions of Sri Lanka.

According to Mr. Thiruvasagam, a university coordinator would work in tandem with the High Commission representative and Sri Lankan experts would be identified to conduct the classes. The education would be totally free for the students involved.