13 August, 2020

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Infographic: Rajapaksas Invested More In One Defence University Than In All Other Universities Combined

Last year the Rajapaksa regime invested more in one Defence Academy than it did in all the universities in Sri Lanka. The Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), was allocated 16.3 billion rupees in capital expenditure last year, while all the other universities in Sri Lanka – Colombo, Peradeniya, Moratuwa etc –  were only allocated 9.7 billion rupees in capital expenditure. To make matters worse. KDU had just under 1500 students, while all other universities had 88,000+ students.

“Non-officer cadets studying at KDU must pay fees of multiple lakhs. Therefore, the government is massively subsidising fee-paying education.  It is clear from this policy that the Rajapaksa regime cares little for education – the country’s and people’s hope for the future – or for free education, which Sri Lankans have enjoyed for over half a century.” an economist told Colombo Telegraph.

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  • 13
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    Well well well

    Complete Militarisation of education.

    The Sinhala/Buddhist state is more interested in war and destruction than wisdom and creativity.

    Ben Hurling where are you?

    Could you pass this quote to Gota.

    “Beware of becoming a pawn in your own game.”
    ― Marty Rubin

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      wonder if he knows the difference between capital expenditure and operational expenditure?

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        Janki Hora

        well spotted. Capital expenditure spent at kotalawela academy should have been spent on operational expenduture in tamil universities to produce future diasspora tamils!

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          Uni Student should EDUCATE their parents and families in villages about the militarization of Sri Lanka and the corrupt Rajapaksa dictatorship.

          This morning – December 5 – in Central Colombo on the roads around Victoria Park Gota’s military battalions were on display to warn the public that there is a military dictator in charge! Wonder what the role of Military would be if Gota has a coup?

          But the defeat of the usually victorious Lanka Cricket team in Hambantota by the Brits no less is a taste of things to come for Mahinda Jarapassa, no doubt!

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          This morning – December 5 – in Central Colombo on the roads around Victoria Park Gota’s military battalions were on display to warn the public that there is a military dictator in charge! Wonder what the role of Military would be if Gota has a coup?

          But the defeat of the usually victorious Lanka Cricket team in Hambantota by the Brits no less is a taste of things to come for Mahinda Jarapassa, no doubt!

          Students from Universities should VOTER EDUCATE their parents and families about the corrupt Rajapaksa dictatorship..

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          Uneducated Jarapassa Jangi Horu Only Knows Gun Culture.

          Even they have Stolen University Degrees, and afraid to talk about that.
          If they are Genuine Why Afraid?????????.

          Because They are Jangi Horu Sitting on Their Brains and Living, feeding On People’s heard earn Money.

          What we are getting from Those Patti Gonnu [ Semention Bulls]?????.

          Nothing else Will get them to Steal People’s money and resources,
          So They are Putting blames on NGOs, opposition Parties, Western conspiracies.
          Those hyenas and Leaches are training turning the people as robots to kill their own Class of people and Jarapassas clan wants enjoy many Decades with their own generations.

    • 8
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      Native,

      “There’s a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people,” – William Adama.

      No doubt, come 8th Jan 2015, Gota will look upon the citizens of this country as enemies of the state. He will seek to reap the dividends of this ridiculously distorted allocation of our tax money.

      Gota will mobilize the military to reinforce the already crumbling Rajapassa dynasty building project.

      Gota for sure will end up with egg on his face this time around. It will be a serious mistake on his part.

      Should they lose, as simplest of statistics would suggest, they would. All Sri Lankans can feel the ground swell. No Rajapassa Gil-Mart can stop it.

      A falsified result declaration by a corrupt election commissioner will lead to widespread anger. Uprising in this country will be no Katunayake, Chilaw or Rathupussellawa protest. All hell will break lose.

      Cheers!

      PS: Military is there to fight the enemies of the state. Not to protect a corrupt family clan, their cronies & henchmen rejected by the people.

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        Ben Hurling

        “Military is there to fight the enemies of the state. Not to protect a corrupt family clan, their cronies & henchmen rejected by the people.”

        The perceived enemies of the state is the state itself. Under the current constitutional arrangement, state and its institutions become the properties of the rulers.

        The military never fought a war against invading foreigners. However it killed its own people in 1971, between 1987 and 1990 and over thirty years. I am not disputing with your assumption that military is there to fight the enemies of the state. In reality the state created its own own enemies within and went to war them.

        Watch carefully what is happening in this island.

        There is a possibility Gota/Fonseka may be the next Sisi in waiting. Americans may facilitate the transition skillfully as they did in Egypt of course with the support of Hindia.

        Next time around there could be a mass exodus from the South to Tamil Nadu. Please keep in touch with O Panneerselvam the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

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    How much did they spend on BBS, the Madamulana MaRa Terrorist Outfit?

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    Comparison of Gov expenditure on air transport (Mihin & Sirilankan) Vs bus transport (SLTB) is a worse story than this…

  • 7
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    It is quite obvious that the term ‘capital expenditure’ is NOT understood by the author.

  • 6
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    ‘Rajapaksas Invested More In One Defence University Than In All Other Universities Combined’

    Well of course they did. That’s what it was – an investment. Dividends will forthcoming when the military is called upon to re-establish ‘law and order’.

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    Good to see. Future generations of the armed forces are just as important as the war heroes who crushed Thalaivar’s big idea, Sri Lanka should spare no expense.
    Aspiring We Thamizh terrorists take note :D

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      Of course! What backward country needs qualified graduates when you have a massive standing army that will blindly obey you. Who needs doctors and engineers when the Army will do everything? Psht.

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      Siva Sankaran Sarma “Future generations of the armed forces are just as important ..”

      It seems that the future generation will have no choice but be the armed forces…

  • 1
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    was K A Sumanasekera whose rel name is KANDIAH ARASARATNAM SUMANASEKERAM also a student in any of these Universities at one time?

    if yes ‘how cool is that’

  • 1
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    They are not training F15 pilots…so it is simply a black-hole where money goes in….only yo disappear into Singapore and Seychelles bank accounts. Remember, the Rajapakses have redesigned the art of the swindle.

    In the good only days, people forged documents, submitted false paperwork to get the payment through.

    The Rajapakses create companies and entities from scratch, appoint boards with Chairman and then divert EPF and Chinese loan money into these organizations before having another foreign entity invoice for payments. Money in, money out, and the dumb Sri Lankan nation is holding the empty bag!

    Then, that money comes back into Sri Lanka as Stock Market investments and gets laundered…..Now you know the secret how some pavement Johnnies have become Billionaires. Just by being the caretakers of the Rajapakse money.

  • 2
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    One very important point to note that the students are enrolled only from military background (high ranking) and 100% Singhelse Buddhist from the taxpayers money…..
    Disgusting truth!!!

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      More LTTE propaganda. Check the staff for yourself http://www.kdu.ac.lk/

      Capt Amanulla Rasheed
      Mr. S Satheesmohan
      Mr. M Vignarajah
      Major J Kumar
      Mr. AHMS Sharic
      Prof. Rohini Fernandopulle
      Miss Prathibha Kaushaki Desman
      Mr Sriparamathma Sukirthan

      Do these names sound ‘Singala’ Buddhist to you thambi?

  • 1
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    What is the point here ?

    Initial capital expenditure for anything is high for anything.

  • 0
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    Speaking of Capital Expenditure, here goes MR advententure in his home
    town alone:

    Fisheries Harbor upgrading- 373 (All figures in million Rupees.) International Exhibition & Convention centre, Siribopura – 2000
    42 – Office administrative complex – 2983
    Mahinda Rajapakse Stadium, Sooriyawewa 700
    Mattala Rajapakse International Airport (1) 27500
    Hambantota Port – Phase 1 47380
    Hambantota General Hospital 70000
    Solar Power Park (Korea/Japan Govts.) 1300
    Belliatta town & Irrigation tank rehabilitation 300
    Mattala access road flyover 3090
    Fuel hydrant system & aviation refueling terminal at MIRA 5100
    Bunkering facility & tank farm 9900
    Dry Zone Botanical garden (1) 500
    Mahinda Rajapakse National Tele-cinema park (1) 600 (+ 600 more)
    Siribopura Flyover at junction of H`tota-Werawila Road 2675
    TRC 8 Storey Business Centre 3500
    Hambantota Port (11) 106000
    Expressway between Hambantota & MIRA Airport 54000
    MIRA development project cost overrun & addtl.work 16000
    26.75 Matara-Belliatta Railway 36500
    H`tota International Hub development project 52.96 km 33200
    Matara-Hambantota Expressway extension 90 km 253000
    T o t a l: 676,601 billion SL Rupees

    (Source: Ms. Nilmini Wijedasa in Sunday Times of 30–11-14)

  • 1
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    Modaya Paul,

    We always comment with responsibility after thorough check with the available sources not just spread roumers.
    We confirms again above facts are true and unbiased. You are talking about so-called lectures of Defence Uni, stooges of MaRa regime.

  • 0
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    What has it been in 2015.2016…..?

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