20 June, 2019

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“Colombo VC Entered A Path Leading To Dictatorship” Say University Teachers

The Arts Faculty Teachers’ Association (AFTA), University of Colombo, expresses its serious concern and displeasure on the indefinite closure of the Faculty of Arts for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students and the clear lack of interest on the part of the Vice Chancellor and higher administration to re-open the Faculty for its regular academic activities.

Vice Chancellor Kumara Hirimburegama

Vice Chancellor Kumara Hirimburegama

Issuing a statement the AFTA today said; “The reason given for the closure of the Faculty was the students’ opposition to raising hostel fees and admitting female students to an unsafe hostel which was still under construction. It is now two months since the decision to close the Faculty was made in an arbitrary manner without any consultation with the academic staff of the Faculty or the larger student body.

“The Vice Chancellor has totally disregarded several requests made to him by AFTA to give academics of the Faculty an opportunity to discuss problems facing students as well as teachers of the Faculty due to the indefinite closure. It is with sadness that we note that, instead, the Vice Chancellor has entered a path leading to dictatorship, by violating the accepted procedure in appointing student counselors and others which should be done in consultation with the Dean and the Faculty Board concerned.

“AFTA in all seriousness requests that satisfactory solutions be provided to all welfare and hostel related problems of the students and that the Faculty be re-opened for its regular academic activities as soon as possible. It further requests that Vice Chancellor and the higher administration adopt a consultative approach to solve problems facing the Faculty of Arts and refrain from any measures such as closure of the Faculty which are bound to jeopardise the Humanities and Social Science training vital to national development. ”

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    No use writing these things on CT because all that goes to deaf ears of deaf elephants. This VC [Edited out] who swallows the [Edited out] in the regime thinks he is the law and does what he likes. The teachers and students must do the same and return him the same medicine. First [Edited out], round up the rascal, [Edited out]

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      Vice Chancellor Kumara Hirimburegama

      Vice Chancellor Kumara Hirimburegama is another Shill who does what he has been told.

      DeJa Vu have seen it before done by the Paras in the Land of native Veddah…

      Paras when will you join your relatives South India… your DNA is proof…

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        is that so that the guy was appointed by decision made by megalomaniac even if the other candidates were most appropriate to the positon ?I read somewhere the like few months back now. Can anybody of you please add the facts in this regards. Thanks. Sirimal.

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    The Hirumburegama name is a dirty word both hubby and wife. They were the most unsuitable persons to fill the post but suitability was ‘ape ekkenek’ to the big man! They are there to clean the sh….t in the government impunity within the University system. My definition is ” The couple are two insignificant academic pieces of sh…… t that has virtually clogged the University system in Sri Lanka! “
    Subha Anagathayak!

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    This VC’s wife who was his predecessor in office,offered an honorary degree to Mahinda R and Gota R – when no other VC did so – and thus became Chairman UGC, and later,got MR to make her husband VC when there are/were much more suitable candidates.
    Thus,both control the Colombo University and the university system.

    Now,this VC is ruining the studies of students on a flimsy excuse,without the senate’s approval.
    Such interfearence can occur only in sri lanka.

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    This infamous Arts faculty must be closed for ever and say students get external degree. Then this family and disrobed people run joker faculty can erased from University. Some depts are family trees. Emeritus is a grand father and other all staff members are emeritus family members and relatives, friends kids and lovers.

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      So long Meeharaka R would stay as the leader of the nation, nothing towards the changes on this direction will be a reality. He himself promotes his men and relatives to any kind of positions regardless of the danger of losses. See the siutation of SRilnken TODAY. CBK´s times, as I got know earned billions for the country.

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    Yes arts faculty full of dis-robed people and family members and sex workers are the Lecturers. False degree paper they get. With immediate effect close this useless Arts faculty.

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