Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says giving an opportunity to study for any one, is not a fault. The Minister mentioned this while attending the annual prize giving and the opening of the Computer Laboratory of the Kuliyapitiya Central College. Minister Akila Viraj Kriyawasm said that the strike is against SAITM which was not introduced by the present Government. He said he does not see it as wrong to allow others to study if another university system is developed other than state universities. The Minister said that this is not an issue with the SAITM but trying to implement an extremist view point. He said that if someone tries to stop this, the damage would be to the students of the country.