24 November, 2020

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FUTA Head Dr Dewasiri Has Taught For 378 Hours Per Semester

By Rajiva Wijesinha, MP –

Wasting the money allocated to education

Dr. Rajiva Wijesinha

A couple of days back I predicted that the FUTA strike would soon be resolved by yet another increase in the salaries of university staff, with no correctives with regard to the grave problems now facing our education system. Recent reports in the papers suggest that this will indeed be the case.

That would be tragic, for it would provide yet another instance of state resources being squandered. Salaries should be paid in terms of work done, and sadly there is no system at present to ensure that university lecturers actually work satisfactorily for the salaries they earn. Of course it could be argued that this is true of other public servants too, but other public servants are not paid so well.

I should note that some, and indeed perhaps many, university lecturers do work hard. Amongst them, I was sure, having met him, was the FUTA Head Dr Dewasiri, who seemed to me an idealist. Certainly, in the last period for which statistics are available, he has taught for 378 hours per semester.

This is in marked contrast to several of his colleagues in the Arts Faculty in Colombo. In one Department 15 out of 17 had been assigned 90 hours or fewer per semester, ie 6 hours a week, in one semester. Some of them did more in the second semester, but never more than ten hours per week. Two, though, I should note, did ten or more in the first semester.

In the Peradeniya Arts Faculty I was sorry to note that English academics seemed the most leisured, with no one getting to over 100 hours per semester except for one person who did 150, having come in in the second semester. A more senior person, having been on sabbatical in the first semester, managed 18 hours in the second, which is just over 1 hour a week.

In the USJP Science Faculty, only 4 people out of 81 taught for more than 100 hours in even one semester. 4 persons did not have lectures assigned, while several had 15 or, in one case, just 10. In Moratuwa, by contrast, which I have long considered our best university, in the Faculty of Architecture, most had over 200 hours per term.

I could go on for hours, and perhaps I should, because it seems that I am the only person to have realised that the number of hours taught by all lecturers should be tabulated, and used as a Management tool. A year ago, at the Committee on Public Enterprises, we told the UGC to provide a schedule, which it seems had not been thought of by them previously. It took them several months to send it, which suggests that the universities had not thought of this either.

Sadly, when it reached COPE, in April, we were not told about this. Since the sub-committee responsibilities had been changed, I had not been to a meeting with the universities till today, and that was only by accident, because a Consultative Committee had been cancelled, without my being informed.

A couple of days back I predicted that the FUTA strike would soon be resolved by yet another increase in the salaries of university staff, with no correctives with regard to the grave problems now facing our education system. Recent reports in the papers suggest that this will indeed be the case.

I was astonished to find that the UGC had done nothing with the schedule. They had wanted advice, it seemed, from COPE. Since they had not asked however, and since none of my colleagues seemed to have seen the schedule, it might have lain forgotten, had the Consultative Committee today not been cancelled.

I have suggested that the UGC actually call a meeting, with anyone concerned, who understands basic principles of management and accountability, to work out how to proceed, and ensure that the public get value for money, ie that university lecturers actually teach for at least a stipulated minimum number of hours per week. Whether we can ensure that this is teaching, rather than reading out notes for students to copy down, which I know some of my colleagues used to do, is another question. But at least we can make a start in ensuring awareness of what we should aim at, and the shoddy substitute for this that a significant number of those asking for higher salaries actually provide.

As a postscript, I was astounded to hear last week, with regard to another area in which I used to work, that the Director General of the Disaster Management Centre has had his salary reduced to under Rs 50,000 a month, whereas when he was recruited he was paid 150,000. Given the fantastic work he has done, and the responsibilities entrusted to him, I find it astonishing that government could countenance this, even while it contemplates paying people who teach for one hour a week over twice as much.

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    What was YOUR salary when you were head of the “peace” secretariat. Or was it the War secretariat, am not sure :) And remember there is more to being an academic than ‘teaching’. Get a life.

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      That peace sectretariat was not a university to compare salaries for one. Two, there certainly is more to being an academic, ask Sumanasiri Liyanage, a strong FUTA activist, quite often reading a newspaper in the common room.

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        Rubert Vattakahead:
        You and Rajiva W should go into partnership, if you haven’t already. However, the difficulty is probably going to be in deciding who gets to lick His Majesty’s Serreppu-clad feet first.

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        I would like to compare that, how much public’s money eating by those pigs AT DIYAWENNAWA PIGGERY.
        with university professors salary, not counting their teaching hours.

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        Rubert Vanderkoon AND R W [MP].

        WHY don’t two of you contact your bosses and get awarded doctorates degrees,R W then will be a double DR like Hon N M Perera [ NOT IN THIS LIFE,] and R V BE LIKE VERMIN SILUWA

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      another rogue.With help of the instructors printing thousands of no value books and sold for thousands>>thawath pissek. belihuloyedee kala dewal kiyannada????????

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        What he does/did in Belihul Oya with whoever is his personal business. We should not stoop to his level and attack individuals personally on their ethnicity, religion, political affiliation or sexual orientation.

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          Should the boys ..

          This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy
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    Good article showing the dishonest side of the teachers.

    But, I think, forgot to mention, that it is the same lecture note that is read from semester to semester and nothing new.

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      Pay them better, provide better facilities like toilets and eataries at universities – also for students, and am sure the Dons would be happy to teach better for more hours!

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        In the west there are apprasails,interviews and periodic reviews of all professionals who are in the public sector to justify that their salaries are comparable to the work they do . Is there any system like that in SL . The “wise ” dons are only interested getting the money and not giving anything in return . Let them come to the Western countries to see how hard people have to work for the money they earn .

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    But lectures do their research work simultaneously. If one argue they not doing lectures, It will be mislead readers. better to compere research time also.

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      What research are you talking about pal? Research will often result in publications. Apart from a few, who obviously are not active FUTAists, most have absolutely no publications since their PhD days. Another twist is, one of FUTA’s fighting lines was that they couldn’t do any research because there was no money,in which case, what research are you talking about and why don’t they teach a few more hours?

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        YOU HAVE BEENG CRYING FOR THE REGIME THAT IS CLEAR TO EVERYONE ON THIS THREAD. BUT PLEASE COME WITH FACTS and PROOFs based on comparable universities before looking down upon the lanken dons.

        Besides, no publications mean not necessarily that those met PhD holders are no longer sutiable to continue their tasks at the Unis. Try to read statistics from some universities in Europe, how many of them have published? Each university is not connected to insdustrial companies in SL as it is common to many of the European Unis.

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          One question, are you ill? Please send me your email if you want statistics. It’s not right to publish names but you can start a small statistical survey yourself. When Nirmal does 378, what justification is there for the 15 out of 17 to teach only 90 hours or fewer per semester, especially when Moratuwa lecturers teach over 200 hours? If research is the reason, then publications should prove it, simple as that.

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          No Rubert, I am not sick at all. But more likely you re sick not being able to see the reality as it is :( – but that happens when people are being hallocinated :(

          No thanks. Google and other forms of literiture storages will help us all in search of those statistics. However, fyi, it is worth reading what ” Shashi” has added to this thread. Still being a Phd STUDENT he has grasphed the variety of the tasks of lecturers. Substance of Shashis will PERHAHPS open your eyes because NUMBER of lecturing hours /Sem by an uni teacher is not the only parameter in evaluating them at Univerisities. I have got enough statistics from EU universities where lecturers have performed even much less per sememster. Not everyone of them are involving directly in on going research projects either. But they write papers and take part in conferences reguarly. Anyway, no point of arguing WITH YOU on this topic further.

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        What productive work have you ever done in your life, buddy? The only time your name appears is when you whitewash the prevailing rampant corruption.

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        I think he is referring to Library searches; in other words, reading journal articles.published by others.

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    Hmmm. wonder how many hours the good Professor taught when he was an academic

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      It might also be interesting to explore why he was sacked by his Alma Mater, S.T.C!

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    The important point here is that the allocation of work is so unfair: 378 hours for Dewasiri and around 90 for many in the Faculty. Is he being victimized for being union leader?

    To understand why such anomalies exist, Wijesingha should pick up the phone and ask the VCs of the universities — who are mostly political appointees, chosen by HE the President. Change the system to electing the VC by the Senate, and you will see a step improvement in the efficiency of spending public money for the greater good.

    In reality, looking at student staff ratios in SL universities, it is easy to work out on the back of an envelope that a vast majority of academic staff will be overloaded with teaching. I think Wijesingha is unfairly picking on some extreme examples he has seen.

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      Pon lan Selvan:
      Your expectations of one of the most amoral creatures of this regime, is naive indeed!
      You expect HONESTY from Rajiva W?! Don’t expect this jackal to change his howl anytime soon!

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        Come on, Pacha Epa, why not engage with the points made than resort immediately to name-calling (Jacal / amoral / naive)? I know some of his numbers are true, but they are at a far end of the distribution. Why is saying that naive?

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    Universities are not schools, where a single teacher can teach almost every subject. Most of the time, a single lecturer’s expertise only suffices for two subjects at most.

    So it would be better if the good doctor can compare the number of work hours with availability of work. Without that, these accounts are misleading.

    On a side note, assignments and exams do not get marked automatically. That has to be done by lecturers (with the help of junior academic staff, of course) all the time.

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    Was happy to see someone talking about the number of hours the dons put in and try to tie it up with pay – But this is an incomplete and absolutely unfair comparison. The story given by you may be true, to some extent, for Arts & humanities streams.

    But for science streams, there are more to do than lecturing – among those are certain admin duties, development activities, projects, designs, clinicals, field visits, field work, marking various reports and assignments, (some of these are common with arts and humanities and some are not, and take considerable preparation and delivery times) etc etc – are all part of dons’ work.

    So, if the author, as an academic try to do this comparison – please do a fair one, what you do here is victimize some academics. And remember, you need to look at the whole year, because, some subjects are offered in odd semesters (1,3,5,7 etc ) and some are in even semesters. Depending on the faculty and the specialty of teacher, one may have a lower number of hours in a particular semester

    The teaching involvement is not the only time most dons spend on academic work, perhaps you have that luxury

    Please don’t mislead the public, you may mislead the govt, that is your duty now

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    A good intervention by Dr. Wijesinghe. May I suggest that he does a similar study on how many hours the MPs and ministers (senior ministers, cabinet ministers, deputies, non cabinet minsters)presidential advisers are engaged in serving people and whether their performances deserve the amount they receive as salaries from people’s money. Unfortunately there is no mechanism in our system of governance to monitor their performances?

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      Fr. Sarath:
      You are a man of the cloth but that still does not permit you to express such naivete! You expect Rajiva W who has one of the best-documented histories as a monumental sleaze to respond HONESTLY to your question? Father, father…………..!

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    He is a man going behind politicos for personal benefits. We do not need to take his ideas serious. He has betrayed academic community.

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    Dr. Rajiva Wijesinha provides jokes for reader. Universities are not teaching place like school. However, I agreed with him, number of lecture hours per year can be used to evaluate performance of the university teacher. Other parameters are number of reputed journals (SCI, SSCI, Scopus indexed) per year, number and value of research grants obtained from locally and internationally. I admit Sri Lankan universities do not have research fund to carry out the research. If they are work hard, they can find international grants. Some social science research can be carried out without large funds, if university can use their students for data collecting. Management researchers can do stock market research without large amount of research funds. Sri Lanka has large number of agriculture research stations, if higher education and agriculture ministries collaborate, some research facilities can provide. Sri Lankan university teachers can be collaborate with foreign universities, it would help to do some join publications. I have my personal experience. When I am doing my PhD, I invite to one of my master degree teacher for collaborating. She does not willing to participate. Main problem is our university teachers, they don’t willing to do research. When you see their profiles, they do not have good research publications. This badly affected to Sri Lanka university ranking. There is no any Sri Lankan university rank within 500 in Asia. UGC, Higher Education ministry, all VC and university staff responsible for this downfall. Sri Lanka needs rapid and paradigm change in higher education policy. Otherwise, few good teachers also leave this county soon. All fake professors remain in this country.

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      Sorry Mate You must be a PhD but you should write gramatical English.
      With guys like you as teachers no wonder our Universities are in boondocks as far as rankings go.

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        Nisal, this fraud Leela a Sereppu Supi at her best to MR, leave alone a PhD she boasts, from her posts one wonders whether she has gone beyond Std. 8 in Education. Just Look at her standard of English and her average knowledge of reasonning, boasting that the father sent her to the UK for higher studies in the ’60s at the age of 19 years. What a waste of money and I am not surprised if the PhD certificate is also a bogus one. Must be another synthetic product like MR and Namal. Had her father for the money he spent to educate this Leela, obviously through the black market then, instead planted just hundred coconut plants, at least the country would have benifitted.

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          Gamini, this comment is not by Leela, but someone who calls himself “Lanka” (who has considerably less English grammatical skills than the commentator Leela).

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        Nisal, so long guys like -LANKA are not lectuers for English, they can still keep their standards in SL. Besides, not every subject is being taught in English at lanken Universities. :( – so your comments are invalid.

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      “When I am doing my PhD, I invite to one of my master degree teacher…”.
      Where the hell did you do your PhD?

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        Dominique, Leela has done her PhD at the Madamulana University, that is why the, the skins of those beyond River Bentara are thicker than the skins of the crockediles found in River Benthara.

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          Shooting the messenger as usual, Gamini…but this time it’s not even the messenger who wrote the comment you refer to.

          By the way, the aquatic reptiles you refer to are usually spelled as “crocodiles”.

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        Most likely he has bought a PhD title as many are used to do today.

        ane habatama mehemath wikara – is this the reality of lanken academics today ? :(((((

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        May be in China ? ha ha ..

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          China includes four geographical areas such as mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan. China has many good universities. You should look at world university rankings, then you can understand how many Chinese universities are in top 100 world universities. You should look QS or Time university rankings websites. Chinese and Japanese universities are dominated in Asian universities (More than 60%). English is not an official language in China, Japan or Korea. Unfortunately, we cannot see any Sri Lankan university within the top 400 Asian universities. Universities are not only for teaching. The researchers are more important than teaching at the university level. Most scholars predict that China can become power-house for higher education and research in Asia. English is one of communication language and countries such as German, Italy, France, China and Japan are not much concern about English language. They use their own language. They care about innovation, novel and creativity of knowledge. Most of our university teachers (except Faculties of Medicine) do not have good research publications in well reputed journals. Teachers from Chinese universities publish many research papers and they are second only to the U.S. Some people does not spend much time or careless, when they are writing comments in here. I have seen almost everyone has done mistakes in their writing. All commentators are not providing true information and they lie about themselves. I hope that we try to understand their facts and not about their personal information. I suppose that Mr. Nisal Amarasingha is an English teacher. He can help to “Lanka”. Haha……..

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          Not_Perfect_Man@

          Agree about the fact that the mentioned countries give the first priority to their local langagues not to English. But almost every foreign student usually writes their theses in English. This is the reason why some commentators expect PhD level candidates from our country to be able to write their comments without grammar mistakes.

          True that that lanken lecturers dont have publications on good journals. Nor have they got research funds. Hope politicians and university authorities would change the poor situation if they want to maintain the standards in the near future.

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    Rubert seem to be washing dirty linnen of policians in public. Or else this guy must have been eying for a faculty position and therefore has a grudge for not getting it. Otherwise you must be paid handsomely for writing comments against the University in general.

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    It is sad to hear from a former professor (if he was a real one) that number of hours of teaching should be taken as the one and only performance evaluation criteria. Of course, number of hours taught by teachers can be effectively increased if the government provides necessary resources (such as lecture halls, laboratory facilities etc). If so, multiple offerings could be offered for sizable student groups (for example of about 50 students per class) rather than putting about 300 to 600 students in a jam packed lecture halls. Such will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of teaching. Furthermore, it is not the time you allocate for teaching that matters most, but the quality of graduates a university would produce, for which an academic has to perform a number of duties other than teaching. These will include preparation for teaching, student supervision, student counselling, engaging in research and disseminating one’s findings in terms publications and also attending to various policy formulation fora etc. Yes I agree that one should be paid based on the work done. However, it should not be based only on the quantity of work done, but also on the quality and the impact of the work done. The UGC has recognized such requirements and has introduced various promotion schemes by way of incorporating a myriad of criteria to asses one’s performance and to pay accordingly. For example, a probationary lecturer does not receive a professor’s salary and one will not become a professor just because he/she spends more hours in the lecture room. On the other hand, certain universities/faculties have already introduced teacher evaluation both by students and peers too. Under the circumstances, it is essential to devise a salary scheme for public servants that will take first into account one’s academic/professional qualifications and his/her performance. Such schemes can further be refined/fine tuned based on the nature of the work attached to a service, be it academic, public administration or medical related. Otherwise, there will not be any motivation for our future generation to engaged in higher learning, and consequently Sri Lanka becoming the “South Asia’s knowledge hub” would only be a dream. I agree that there are academics who do not perform up to expectations but, one should not blame the entire academic community for what a minority does. The need in this hour is to device a mechanism to single out those nonperforming academics and send them home or get them to perform up to the expectations.

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    How about the money wasted on you. A good for nothing MP sustained on tax payers money. What have you given back to the tax payers of the country?

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      nothing other than payittiyan. Nothin has done for the tax payers money

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    Obviously attacking Dr.Devasiri to earn a pat on the back and some reward from Rajano.

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    Pon Ian Selvan, yes you are very correct! The disparity in working hours is a problem of university management and not a problem of lecturers themselves. His government is directly responsible for this because it is the government that appoints VC-a political appointment. Where there is any form of political appointment under this government there is definitely going to be problems!

    By the way, has this fake professor found out what justice he himself has done to the salary paid to him against the work he is doing? I personally feel his wealth must be confiscated under a new government for wasting the public funds by engaging in government’s laundry operations and useless efforts. Instead of poking into university lecturers affairs he must rather find out and publish the salaries, perks, commissions and bribes earned by politicians as against the real service they have done for the people!

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    YOU, Prof Wijesinha are one of the best examples of “state resources being sqaundered”.

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    I consider Rjiva as one who wash dirty cloths for the regime. But his remarks about the hours of lectures done by some are exactly correct. However, Devasiri is a committed person for what ever he does.

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    Please be responsible in making writing to the public. We are not politicians (you may be) to make bias statements. If you ever belonged to the academia you should have learned to provide all the angles of a story as we don’t sell our private agendas as academics. We are supposed to be objective.
    I agree that there are lecturers with less lecture assignments whereas some with more. But it does not necessarily mean that one work more and one less. University lecturers are specialized people on a narrow subject area and they are not like school teaches who teach almost all the subjects. Teaching is only one duty amongst numerous other duties of a lecturer. Some subjects are popular and have a higher demand than others for which obviously more lectures are offered. Some courses are not offered every semester due to this demand issue. Moreover, if more facilities are available more lectures can be offered with lesser number of students per class. Another point to make is that uni education is not the spoon fed education done is schools. It should encourage students to explore and learn by themselves by reading books and research publications.
    I as s student currently pursuing PhD studies in a US university I pretty well know how much teaching is done by lecturers here. I have not seen any lecturer teaching more than 3 courses per semester. That is 7.5 hours a week. There are lecturers who do 2, 1 and some who don’t teach at all in some semesters. Here more time of an academic is allocated for research and I should admit that we do not see that research background is SL unis. Research is the area that SL needs improvement. The promotion schemes provide some incentive to do research and publish but that is not enough. More facilities should be given in terms of funding and freedom. What I lately heard of is more and more bottlenecks in bringing foreign research grants which discourages researchers.
    Another difference is academics in countries like US do not betray their fraternity for to achieve petty political objectives..

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    Anyway, that there is very high probability the graduate will be unemployed after the degree.

    If Sri Lanka has good degree programs, it is better for the university to pay what the professors are asking or far better and hire them on a per semester basis. The reason is then the university can get the service of more professors, whether they are tenure or adjunct, and the students benefit because of that.

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      The reason why many graduates are unemployed after the degree is very obvious. Sri Lanka has several good for nothing faculties/departments in the Universities that produce tens of thousands of graduates who do not add value either to the country or to themselves. The only job they may be able to pursue is teaching to produce more of the same kind. However, after the degree, these graduates believe that it is their right to government employment but unfortunately the government is unable to fulfill. What the government should do if they are unable to provide them jobs is to shut down these unproductive faculties or keep them only for those who do a degree just for their interest.

      In Sri Lanka, the students have a very limited option in choosing their field of study. Several important faculties/departments that can produce graduates who can add value locally and globally are not available. For example, post-war Sri Lanka needs many psychologists but there is no proper psychology faculty/department.

      Secondly, there are no educationalists/guidance councilors at the secondary level who can access and advice each student what is best for him/her. This will help the students understand that certain fields will not produce anything good and only a waste of time.

      Unfortunately most of the VCs including some senior professors in our universities are pure politicians. They teach more politics than what is to be taught. Our two ministers in charge of education are nothing but jokers and our Presidents advisors are either former child soldiers or people like the above professor who has added nothing what so ever to our country.

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      Unemployment is a problem of the economy of Sri Lanka and goverment administration. Politicians try to show this is a pure problem of education. We all know education background of all politicians (including our King). Europe and US has very good education systems, they also have uneployement problem. Professors can not find same as labourers. True professor has PhD, many research publications, and some industry experience. Don’t be a joker!

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    Rajiva, you [Edited out], because of the mentally retards like you the people of this country are going to lose their very right to live on this country. India is now about to commission its nuclear reactor built perilously closely and dangerously to SL. No one of you [Edited out] questioned or opposed to that construction. After everything is over you fuckers run to India and harangue about early warning precautions of radio activity and contamination, disaster management and compensation. What fucking nonsense is this? Do you have an iota of knowledge to what an extent of radius of kilometers Japan evacuated all people and animals for safety after Fukushima disaster? Do you know that as far as 200 km inside Japan and as far as USA and Russia the radiation contamination had spread? Do you know why India is silent about all the killings and human right violations of Tamils in Sri Lanka? India has made Sri Lanka, its people pawns of their nuclear ambition. They could have built this plant in the northern part of India but instead they opted to South close to SL because they know these Sri Lankan buffaloes like Rajiva, Mara, Gora, Nara, Chara, Sira, Yora and other maggots in the familial rule are utter fools who do not understand head or tail about nuclear issues and therefore they can get away with nuclear mischief very easily. [Edited out ]must be buried among radioactive debris under concrete in Fukushima burial.

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    Hats off to the FUTA Union leader Nirmal Ranjith Devasiri for completing 378 hours voluntarily, worth calling you a leader.

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      Jim,he should be made the president of Srilanka,as the current one has not done anything voluntarily,and instead even played out tsunami victims.

      Devasiri for president,what do you think?

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        Very good idea! I bet any thing that Devasiri would do thousands fold better than the Rajapaksha morons!

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    Sri Lankan, the quality of the university education notwithstanding, the very reason why there is a huge unemployment problem among graduates rests solely on this government by the Rajapaksha fools. They have destroyed every avenue, institution, factory, method, means, establishment etc. that would generate employments. Almost all the foreign employers have taken wings. The international would probably impose trade embargoes etc. against Sri Lanka due to the untold amount of corruption, malpractices, rights violations etc. prevalent in the country. No amount of university measures can correct this situation except a regime change. Don’t you see what holds for all of us in the future under these buffaloes where they are going to impose a Rs. 7500/- tax for the well we have dug to obtain drinking water? This is the level of mayhem these moronic fuckers have plunged this country! The stupid buffalos like farmers wearing loin cloths, the JVPers, the university lecturers and professors, the artists, the stupid monks, the racists etc. in this country who voted for these donkeys in large numbers are responsible for this. They have now encroached upon your freedom, your meager income, your education, your health. They are now at your doorstep, near your well! They will soon be in your toilet as well to eat the last bit of shit left of you! What are you going to do now? Tell me you fuckers who voted them in! Prabakaran had a solution to this! They invented suicide cadres! What are you going to invent?

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    This stupid fake professor is crying for supper! After many of his failed missions to whitewash the crimes of his masters the Rajapakshas he is writing another bullshit article to sling mud at the educators on the whole! As with any other problem in the country the university and employment problem too must be considered under the perspective of the whole system of governance of the country. It is only after the core issue of the entire system of governance has been put in right perspective, correlation and order that you can effectively deal and address the issues that percolate downwards. At the top are the incurable issues of system breakdown, lawlessness, corruption, impunity, rights violations, absence of freedom to live and expression, severing of international relations, conflicts of interests, conflicts and contradictions with key international players and bodies, violation of the very constitution of the country, unresolved and deteriorating ethnic and political problem, infinitesimal job creation and infrastructure opportunities and policies etc. etc. Without addressing these issues it is a vein and futile attempt to speak about working hours of lectures. Any intelligent person can understand the extent of the social, economic, moral, administrative and governance breakdown that has taken place under this moronic regime. The uneducated and unprincipled Rajapakshas have destroyed the whole system to perpetuate their regime because with a system that is functioning smoothly and democratically their survival is threatened. Therefore like a cat that has caught a rat the Rajapakshas have weakened and undermined the whole system and citizenry empowering only those that are their henchmen and arms of their governance so that people would never rise on their feet again! It is now only through a revolt against the government that this degradation can be reversed and those who voted this government in and continue to do so are solely responsible for this situation. This scenario is similar to sleep with a prostitute who has contracted HIV! You get a five or ten minutes pleasure and then slowly pay the price from your whole life! Take for example the university professors themselves who shamelessly went to boutique to bring this despot to power dangling the Mahinda Chinthanaya rag! Now look at them and the plight of them and the country! Think of Sarath N Silva who gave biased illegal and irredeemably destructive judgments to bring a despot to power and his present situation. Think of Sripathy Sooriyarachchi and Mangala Samaraweera and the destruction they pioneered on this country. Consider about Berty Premalal Dissanayake, Julampitiye Amere, Chandi Malli, the murderer Relpare Sanjeewa who killed the two university students recently, Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake who initially did laundry operations and passed biased and Rajapaksha happy judgments and may others whom the unprincipled Rajapakshas have exploited solely for their own selfish ends and then discarded or destroyed when they were no more useful or posed a risk to them by way of revealing information or building a resistance and opposition to them! Any and each donkey who is now licking the posteriors of Rajapakshas would definitely meet with the same mishap when his turn comes which is only a matter of time and who is next! Those who cannot be got rid of would be sent to some orphanage or elders house etc. like the one where the discarded and junked so called senior ministers are housed! In fact the vastly numbered morons in the country who voted for them in large numbers believing in the carrots and racist urges have already been herded into a self-perimetered, self-hypnotized, self-starved and self-imposed Rajapaksha invented Sinhala Buddhist nationalistic racial xenophobic and tribal concentration camp protected by a Rajapaksha juggernaut myth!

    For information of this donkey professor I will narrate a true incident that took place years ago when the country was blossoming under the UNP rule. There was some sophisticated state of the art machinery at a certain factory and after carrying out some maintenance and repair work on it by the technicians the machine did not get started. The technicians did everything possible and even got down technicians from the supplier company but none could make it work whereupon one old labourer suggested that they seek assistance from an old retired technician who was familiar with the machine. So did they and the technician upon arriving at the site patiently listened to what the others had to say and what they had done, went around the machine, had a very good look at everything and approached and accessed a certain spot on the machine, took an old hammer from his tool bag and hit a firm single blow with the hammer and then asked them to switch the machine on. Bingo… The machine was on the run as ever before! Thereafter when the technician had packed everything he had brought in with him and ready to leave they asked him what his fee for the work carried out upon which he demanded a handsome charge for his labour cost. Then the owner of the company said you did not do much work but dealt only a single blow to make the machine work again and therefore you are asking too much a charge to which the old seasoned retired technicians reply was true it was a single hammer blow but the knowledge and experience I had gathered to troubleshoot the problem, pinpointing the problem location, the type of hammer I used and the weight of the blow I dealt were all unique and unmatched by the entire effort all of you had put in to make this machine operate and it is for that skill of mine that I have billed you and not for a mere hammer stroke!

    The above was a typical instance of the problem the country is facing today. The inborn Rajapaksha donkeys and their slipper soup guzzling slaves are bolting and battering the country and its people with sledgehammers because they do not know how to troubleshoot and pinpoint the problems in the country and the solutions to same! What they can produce is only mischief and mayhem! Imagine it was this fake professor or a Rajapaksha or a crony of them that attended the machine repair job! They would have hammed down the machine to the ground along with the building that housed it! On to the bargain they would have hammered all the employees and the employer of the factory too for importing such a junk form USA without getting one down from China after paying them commission and bribes!

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    Will Rajiva.W reveal how many hours he taught as Professor of Languages of the Sabragamuwa University?

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