15 December, 2019

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Brazen Violation Of Election Laws And Bullying By UGC Chairman And Jaffna VC

In a letter signed and dated 23 Dec. 2014 by Jaffna VC Vasanthi Arasaratnam to all Deans and Head Siddha Medicine she has written;

“I have received the annexed list from University Grants Commissions [sic.]. Please circulate this among the staff of your Faculty/Section and get their signatures. On the request of the Chairperson UGC [who is Prof. Kshanika Hrimimburegama] we have to forwarding [sic.] this to University Grants Commission again [sic.] on or before 29.12.2014.”

A copy of the note circulated to “All Heads and staff” by Dean/Arts

We may note that academic staff members have to sign – “get their signatures” orders Prof, Hrimburegama.

The document to be circulated reads as follows in Tamil:

“To get more knowledge without obstacles, and to march towards development without hindrance, our best wishes for the victory of His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa”

That is is followed by a table for signatures.

“This is a clear violation of our Election Laws. Just one more! We may also note from the quality of the VC’s writing the use by this government of useless persons who will obey for lack of alternative career paths. We may also assume that Prof. Hrimburegama has sent out similar letters to other universities – or is it only Tamils who are to be bullied like this?” a university teacher told Colombo Telegraph.

“This itself is a good reason not to vote for Mahintha Rajapaksa.” he further said.a2 001

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  • 31
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    Shame, shame, SHAME on you Professor (sic) Vasanthy Arasaratnam. Thank you, thank you THANK YOU very much for exposing the royal shame of UGC!! Please vacate the position and run with Douglass Devananda and his cronies by Thai Pongal.

    • 17
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      VASANTHY WILL BE REMOVED WITH DOUGLAS ON THE 08 OF JANUARY 2015 SO TILL THEN ENJOY YOUR LIFE.

      • 0
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        Correct one wrong with another wrong.

        Will see.

    • 3
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      “To get more knowledge without obstacles, and to march towards development without hindrance, our best wishes for the victory of His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa”

      [Edited out]

      Sir, the current election results are not in favor of us.. There was no change even with the Fraudulent votes.. Uva, West, North and Eastern Provinces have an unfavorable situation..

      “No need to Panic. My Hambantota People would have paid me respect …

      ….

      ” Now everybody gets the noose”

      “Unfortunate, next month, Word Cup Final, got free ticket ”

      “Aiyyo Money” ” If we became finalists, I invited the Australian Prime Minister to watch the finals?

    • 5
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      She has no shame? Ask Doglas ?

  • 21
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    This shows that MR co are desperate to win or die for this election. They would do all dirty to win this election. They already use buses, Teachers and all other facilities. This is nothing. Do not you see panic on his face. He knows this is going to be disaster for him. so He will use all these.UGC chairman is political appointment. There many qualified people tthey have been left out and MR promoted this person

  • 12
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    Assuming it actually originates from the UGC, she simply forwards it down the chain — note the Dean of Arts also does the same. Passes it down to Heads and staff.

    This IS the problem of excessive centralization in Sri Lanka. People don’t make decisions. They don’t challenge authority (when it is abused) or even ask simple and obvious questions. Just forward down the chain all instructions from above — to cover their backs and just to stay in the good books of those in power (to whom they owe their positions).

  • 20
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    A disgrace to ALL academia! This woman is ‘kept’ there in her position of authority by none other than the murderous goon Douglas!

    Sengodan. M

  • 22
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    It will be interesting to see which of these spineless dons will sign this petition.

    Sengodan. M

    • 15
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      The Science Teachers are openly protesting despite the danger to their careers should Rajapaksa win.

      • 9
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        Academic

        “The Science Teachers are openly protesting despite the danger to their careers should Rajapaksa win.”

        If everybody or a large fraction protests, there will not be a problem.

        So, everybody need to protest..

  • 14
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    First of all I thank the staff member who had the courage to bring this shameful letter to the notice of the public.

    VC Vasanthi Arasaratnam should have sent the letter from the UGC Chairman Kshanika Hrimimburegama back with the statement that he has no authority to make such a request to any VC. She should have also copied it to the other VCs, The U of J Council members and to the Minister of Higher Education (even if he had initiated it.) These two individuals do not qualify to occupy their position.

    Shame on you Chairman. How can you from such a responsible position be a peon. Where and when did you leave behind your academic freedom and integrity? Did you also send a similar letter of request to other Vice Chancellors?

    I hope none of the staff of U of J signs it. They can vote for anyone they choose but not obey such orders.

    VC Arasaratnam should have the Academic integrity not to be a peon of the UGC Chairman or for that matter to anyone.

    I hope the Commissioner of Election take such intimidation and bring legal action against them.

  • 13
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    Soon after winning the Presidential election this women should be kicked out of her seat. She is a TRAITOR to the Tamil Community and to the Nation.

    • 10
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      Not just this woman all of the other 3rd grade so called VC s must be sacked ,our Higher Education Minister ,SB always leads by an example ,so no wonder these women behave like this !

  • 14
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    “On the request of the Chairperson UGC [who is Prof. Kshanika Hrimimburegama] we have to forwarding [sic.] this to University Grants Commission again [sic.] on or before 29.12.2014.”

    “we have to forwarding” what sort of English grammar is this ? is she the VC of Jaffna Uni ? feel really sorry for the students !

    • 1
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      She must be a thick head, no doubt Srilankan Universities had rejected her admission to do Medicine, so her basic BSc [Bio Science] was collected from South India [Which university?]But her PhD was from Sweden which may account for her English Grammar. Secondly, to show off her talents in English she does converse with Douglas in English and in Tamil. All these would be the answer for your query, Srilal.

      • 0
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        Thanks Waran , if a person claims to posses a P.hD from a foreign uni ,then he or she must have the basic English Grammar up to date , but this so called VC doesn’t know the basic grammar rules , how can this be possible ?

  • 8
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    This is a disgraceful manner to garner support. The educated dons would Decide what to do. Some may sign with acceptance or thru fear. This does not mean they all support what they signed for.

  • 10
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    Jaffna VC Vasanthy Arasaratnam is a corrupted third class academic. She did not qualify to enter Sri Lankan University and went to India to complete a 3 year general degree in Science. She did research in Biotechnology and working as a Professor of Biochemistry in the medical faculty. She just read the lecture notes in the lecture hall. She was responsible to appoint another third class ordinary corrupted academic (Balakumar) as Senior lecturer in biochemistry and Dean/Medicine. Balakumar also did a three year general degree without class. He has completed the degree in the second attempt.

  • 9
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    Can someone tell me, please, how Vasanthy Arasaratnam became a Professor?

  • 10
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    Time has come for the ending of the pseudo paramilitary political dictates one and for all. Douglas Devananda,Karuna, KP, Weeawanse etc., must sent out of the country to face international trial on inhuman war crimes in the country.

    Vasanthy Arasaratnam is a paramilitary appointee of Douglas and she is an utter disgrace to the academic institution that should work outside political pandering.

    With the change of government after 8/1 I hope this disgraceful woman will be sent home for good.

  • 8
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    This woman will not get an academic position in a decent university but is Vice Chancellor in Jaffna because of political patronage. The same goes for the Chairman of the Grants Commission. It is the sign of times. She signs a letter that is written in near English. Certainly, Rajapakse will not clear up this mess. I doubt whether Sirisena will either. He will appoint another set of cronies. So Sri Lanka goes on its hapless way.

    • 2
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      mr.Sivakumaran -You are right. On the spot. This is our Sri Lanka or Shit Lanka?

  • 4
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    ROHAN.

    Your comment……Pl.vacate the position and run with Douglas Devananda and his cronies by THAI PONGAL.
    Thai pongal being a very auspicious day for Tamils all over the World we possibly cannot ask them to Piss off on a day of such significance.So,for these folks we will ask them to get lost on PAI THONGAL day.CHEERS.

  • 1
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    All this reminds me of Nazi Germany. It is sad to note that the Chairman of the UGC becoming a Gauleiter and the VC of Jaffna a Stellvertreter-Gauleiter .

    On the other hand is this really a display of loyalty to MR? Why I ask this question is that these bum-suckers know to do that for both sides. On one hand it is well and good for them if MR wins. If MS wins yet they can get credit by saying that they were responsible to building enough material for an election petition against MR in the event of an MR victory.

    Do we really have academics which we can look for?

  • 2
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    The modus-operandi indicates clearly the desparate situation MR is facing
    and his Organizers think just collecting signaturess would be the basis to send a Report to MR indicating the support from UGC. MR & cabal will
    believe it as at 29-12-14. This way all Govt. Dept. will furnish “Reports” to the satisfaction of the King – the same trickery MR
    applies to others is being used.

    Polls by CPA on 12 – 16th Decm.among 1394 participants on-line gave a
    76% win to MS. This poll is an indication for the Academical Category too?

  • 1
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    Don’t get too emotional about Prof VA’s instructions. If Sirisena wins nothing will change. Somebody else in her place will issue similar instructions to Tamils from Sirisena Govt.in due cause.

    This election is actually between known and unknown devils. Between those who looted the country and not allowed to do so. If by a miracle Sirisena wins, he will not abolish the executive presidency, will not attend to Tamil issue, will not bring civilian rule in Tamil areas. More over, extremist Parties like JHU, BBS etc need a president with executive powers to pursue their agenda. Majority of others are vulnerable to corruption for lucrative positions in the new govt.

    In any case despite all this bullying tactics MR will still win.

    • 3
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      “In any case despite all this bullying tactics MR will still win.”

      what a waste of space for the rest of the rhetoric , just say what you are paid to say , that is “Vote for MR ” , end of the story.

  • 1
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    UGC Chairman is performing her duties as agreed upon her appointment.

  • 2
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    “Uthayan” the popular newspaper in the north, reports that a complaint has been registerd with the election secreatariat in Jaffna about this brazen attempt to coerce academics.

  • 2
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    The UGC Chairman and the Jaffna VC should resign immediately. There is no excuse whatsoever for such blatant abuse. If they don’t resign, firing them should be among the first orders of a new regime.

    It is one more reason why people should overwhelmingly vote against MR.

  • 4
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    The VC is not at all worried because ‘Dog’las will take care of her after joining with Maithree,JHU, Champika chimp group. The CC will take any Tom, Dick, Harry or even Mervin, Weerawansa, Duminda types to win.
    No worries guys, Lanka will continue marching along the Mahinda Chinthana way. Sinhala-Buddhists will never change, so be prepared and do not expect great changes. It will be almost the same old story with a new actor. Lanka is already a cursed nation with Sinhala only and Buddhists only policy. That’s the root cause and curse. Unless the country become secular, nothing will ever change. The majority and the politicians are not yet ready for that. They will ruin the nation before even realizing their blunder. One cannot straiten a dog’s tail. Muslims and Tamils are not people, not human or considered Sri Lankans. This is the racist Mahinda and his vulgarly crude chinthanaya and he also poisoned the minds of good and bad Sinhala masses with his racial venom.

    We are all doomed with these perverted political prostitutes and dumb ass voters who elect these evil kings to rule this once precious nation.

    Go and vote for these rascals, drink kasippu, eat Kavun and do a baila to celebrate victory, shout Jayawewa. Then Kill Muslims, Tamils, say Sadhu Sadhu and live happily ever after….. all the best !

  • 2
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    //Can someone tell me, please, how Vasanthy Arasaratnam became a Professor? //

    She became a professor of biochemistry with her biotechnology research papers at Jaffna Science Association. With the help of Prof Balasubramaniam (an eminent scholar), she has published very few papers in index Journals.

    The basic problem was her 3 year ordinary degree in a Indian University and the subject matter. She is a professor of biochemistry to teach medical biochemistry to medical students. But, she did research in biotechnology. She was a clerk in a company before Prof Balasubramaniam invited her to do research with him. She could not qualify to enter Sri Lankan university. But, she is teaching biochemistry to highly intelligent medical students in the medical faculty. She is reading the “hand written or power point slides” lecture notes in the class room.

  • 1
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    People, can you now see the grand design of MR? Appointed all his siblings, relatives, henchmen to top positions both in public service and the Foreign Service. Thought he amended the Constitution so he can run for a 3rd term (still seeking a 3rd term is illegal). Got rid of the 17th amendment so he can make all the top appointments without any hindrance and scrutiny. Appointed a jumbo cabinet to bribe everybody to serve him. The final result – he is an all powerful President who can give any directions he wishes and his lackeys in top positions carry them out like dogs. He has thus politicised all sectors of the Public Service. Not stopping at that, he also tries to enlist our well respected national Cricketers to do his bidding! Bribing the Clergy (Cardinal MR) is icing on the cake!!

    Hats off to MR. He is a master schemer and planner. Ultimate objective – serve the Rajapakse family.

    If he is given another term, he will mortgage the entire country for the benefit of his family and only his family. He will throw the bones to the lackeys around him.

    Over to you the Voters!

  • 3
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    The lady looks like a crual woman, but the heads in north have no choice unlike people commention from EU. They daily live with fear. North people are well informed by LTTE and they know what to do silently, they are not half empty pots. They are tamils weathered by war not like singhala Modias to listen to MR. MR by winning the war in a nasty way, he did not do any good to the country, otherthan ruined the country. In the name of making the country singhala only, he is now selling the country to Chinese , Indians, Moldivians and others, i do not think west will be interested is our country once again because there is no money to flow towards them but they have to spend money on us – srilanka is a white elephant.I wonder whether British gave the power to singhalese knowingly they are the right people to ruin the country (garland in monkeys hand) – they are very cunning and good planers.

  • 2
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    Vice Chancellor writes: “… we have to forwarding this…”

    The Dean of Arts spells his job: “Deen / Arts”

    Has anyone confirmed this actually originated from the UGC — have other universities received similar demands?

  • 0
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    If MR wins, with all the corruption info exposed by his former insiders in the cause of this election campaign, he will find the governing much more difficult in the manner his family had got used to. He will have to draw support from the military. We all know what that means. It will be the final act of piracy by the MR gang.
    As for the VC’s letter, let’s face it friends. In a way some of us are kind of responsible for her conduct. For past 6 years or so we all overlooked this corruption and piracy as a gift for defeating the Tigers. Allowed MR inc. to grow their network in the society and act with impunity. We accepted the culture of corruption, violence and disappearances as an acceptable Sri Lankan virtue. His network is so entrenched and drunk with power and greed, they will do anything to keep that status-quo.
    God save Sri Lanka because it will be very difficult to remove the MR virus.

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