Ratnajeevan Hoole

Professor, Person

1952 –


Who is Ratnajeevan Hoole?

Samuel Ratnajeevan Herbert Hoole. is a professor of Electrical Engineering. Previously he was posted at the Peradeniya University. He has spent many years in USA. Professor Hoole also previously taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at their satellite campus in Hartford, CT.

President Mahinda Rajapakse appointed Prof. Hoole as Vice Chancellor of the University of Jaffna in March 2006. However, the rebel group People's Uprising Force, which is believed to have links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, opposed the appointment and used threats and intimidation against the professor and his family to discourage him from accepting his post. He was compelled to take special leave due to these threats to his life by local paramilitary groups allied with the LTTE. In January 2008, N.Shanmugalingan, a new vice chancellor for the University of Jaffna has been appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in lieu of Prof. Hoole not taking up his assigned position for an extended period, exceeding more than a year. Prior to his appointment as VC of The University of Jaffna, Prof. Hoole was appointed to the University Grants Commission by the then president Chandrika Kumaratunga.

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Sep 15, 1952
  • Sri Lankan Tamils
  • Carnegie Mellon University

on July 23, 2013


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