The COPE has revealed that 35 university lecturers who went abroad on study leave at the University of Moratuwa alone were found to be in arrears of Rs. 51,649,961 as at 31 December 2021 due to breach of contract and bonds. It was also revealed that the amount due from 16 lecturers who had breached contracts and bonds for 8 years was Rs. 23,190,595.
Referring to the recovery of bond values from lecturers who breached contracts and bonds, the Vice Chancellor said that 05 of the above numbers have already been recovered and 12 will be recovered in installments. He also said that legal action has been taken against 11 persons.
These facts were revealed when the COPE met in Parliament recently (08) under the chairmanship of the Hon. Prof. Charitha Herath. The auditor general’s reports for the years 2019 and 2020 and the current performance of the University of Moratuwa were examined at this committee meeting.