4 October, 2022

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Jaffna University Vice-Chancellor Commits Fraud Again With Impunity

By Muttukrishna Sarvananthan

Dr. Muttukrishna Sarvananthan

This is an addition to the expose by this author on Colombo Telegraph dated August 20, 2022, and a Tamil version of the same on jaffnafashion.com about the intellectual, immoral, and unethical frauds committed by the incumbent Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jaffna, namely Sivakolundu Srisatkunarajah.

A Senior Lecturer in Botany at the University of Jaffna (UoJ), by a letter dated September 25, 2018, addressed to the then Vice-Chancellor (VC), voluntarily resigned from her job with effect from December 26, 2018, citing ill-health. The then Council of the UoJ accepted her resignation after having reminded her of the “consequences” of premature retirement/resignation and her voluntary acceptance of such “consequences”.  

However, by a letter dated December 14, 2018, addressed to the then VC, this particular Senior Lecturer retracted her earlier letter of resignation dated September 14, 2018, and requested the Council to let her continue her job at the UoJ (see the foregoing communications here). This retraction was supported by the then Dean of the Faculty of Technology, Sivakolundu Srisatkunarajah (incumbent VC), at the Council meeting and got her reinstated without undergoing any formal procedures for recruitment/reinstatement and undertaking medical tests to confirm her fitness to work as a senior academic staff.

Ironically, within a month after being illegally reinstated in late-2018, she was provided two-years of sabbatical leave (with full pay and allowances) until January 2021 by the then Council. Having returned, in earnest in January 2021 after her sabbatical leave, she was unable to take lectures or practical classes to her students supposedly due to ill-health. In spite of written objections by the Head of the Department of Botany (HoD), she was/is given full salary and allowances, including research allowance by the incumbent VC Srisatkunarajah, for doing virtually nothing. Unfortunately, the students of Botany have been severely affected, and indeed cheated, by the enduring non-performance of this particular Senior Lecturer.   

In lieu of taking tangible action against this non-working staff for “dereliction of duty” and “inefficiency” in terms of the Establishment Code, VC Srisatkunarajah has been verbally abusing and maligning the HoD of Botany publicly at the Senate meetings, Council meetings, and Examination Board meetings since early-2021.

One day in mid-2021, VC Srisatkunarajah reportedly summoned the HoD and verbally instructed him in front of the Deputy Registrar-Academic Establishments to ignore substandard, outdated, and/or plagiarised contents of the lectures by this particular Senior Lecturer and give her easy assignments (these oral instructions were duly audio recorded by the Deputy Registrar-Academic Establishments). At the same meeting, VC Srisatkunarajah has also reportedly told the HoD Botany that there are so many academic staff in the Faculty of Arts, such as this particular Senior Lecturer in Botany, who do not turn up for duties or lectures on time, and who copy other people’s books and claim to be theirs and got promoted to professorship, inter alia.

What the VC Srisatkunarajah failed to tell the HoD of Botany is that the promotion of a senior academic staff to the post of professor in the Faculty of Arts, who had copied others’ books and published as his own, has been challenged in the University Services Appeals Board (USAB – Appeal No.1000) in December 2019 by this author, and the order on which is expected before the end of 2022. Secondly and most importantly, ethically, legally, and morally, one person’s wrong cannot justify another person’s wrong; alternatively, ”two wrongs do not make a right“. The fact that a moron who does not understand the foregoing ethical/legal/moral principle is holding the post of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jaffna, viz. Sivakolundu Srisatkunarajah, is a disgrace to the entire academic community in Sri Lanka in general, and an absolute disgrace to the entire Tamil community in particular.  

In defiance of the aforesaid verbal instructions and malicious nudging by the VC, the HoD of Botany continued to complain to the VC and Council as well as higher authorities outside the UoJ, such as the University Grants Commission (UGC), National Audit Office, Hon. Prime Minster, and HE the President for the past several months highlighting the loss of precious public resources (tax payers’ money) by employing a non-working university teacher at the UoJ (see one such latest communication here). Additionally, the students of Botany (particularly the students of Plant Breeding) have been collectively deprived of their fundamental right to quality education through the UoJ. None of the authorities inside (VC/Council/Dean) or outside (UGC/National Audit Office) the University of Jaffna have taken any tangible action to date against the blatant abuse of power and utter wastage of public money by the incumbent Vice-Chancellor Sivakolundu Srisatkunarajah. However, it is heartening to note that the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) is currently investigating this matter. 

For instance, for more than two-and-half months this year the aforesaid Senior Lecturer has absconded without informing the HoD, Dean, or any other authority; yet she was paid the full salary plus all the allowances, including the research allowance by the Vice-Chancellor disregarding the written objections by the HoD. The HoD claims to have written 8 letters over the past six months to the Vice-Chancellor and the Council asking them to take necessary action against this non-working/performing Senior Lecturer through the appointment of an independent panel to investigate this utter waste of public money and the deprivation of learning by the students (see one such latest communication here).

Finally, having mischievously obtained the concurrence from a docile, subservient, and compliant Council, by a letter dated August 27, 2022, the VC of UoJ, Sivakolundu Srisatkunarajah, has illegally dismissed the HoD of Botany from his post with immediate effect without holding any inquiry against him “as you transcend the limits of the Head of the Department, violated all the communication protocols and implicated the University by writing to various authorities bypassing the official communication channels.” This is a blatant abuse of power by a power-hungry and unqualified (in terms of research output and professional ethics cum integrity) Vice-Chancellor against a whistleblowing HoD, which violates ‘natural justice’ and lacks ‘due process’.

In fact, there is no such thing as “communication protocols” or “official communication channels” in the statutes of the Universities Act No.16 of 1978, by-laws of the UoJ, or the Establishment Code (E-Code) for University and Higher Education Institutional staff. This is just a figment of imagination by an unscrupulous and scandalous Vice-Chancellor Sivakolundu Srisatkunarajah. 

It is true that the public servants are barred from talking to the media about certain matters (for example, on matters of national security) under an Establishment Code (E-Code) for public servants enshrined during the British colonial period, which is still in force in Sri Lanka. To the best of the knowledge of this author, such restrictions do not apply to university or higher education institutional academic staff who have the inalienable right to critique anyone (including the government in office or the head of state), and are fully entitled to academic freedom. Moreover, the complaints made by the HoD of Botany was to government watchdogs and NOT the media (until his dismissal).  

Much more importantly, the HoD of Botany’s written complaints about the VC and the Council of the UoJ were to watchdogs set-up by the government (UGC, National Audit Office, and CIABOC) to which any citizen of Sri Lanka has inalienable right to complain about public institutions including public universities. In any case, under the circumstances that ALL official written communications (8) by the HoD of Botany to the Dean of Science, Vice-Chancellor, and the Council of the University of Jaffna have not been satisfactorily replied to, the HoD (indeed any university staff) is perfectly entitled to take-up the matter to higher government authorities (including political authorities). Moreover, any dismissal from a post in the public sector (including in the universities), or indeed in the private sector, has to be carried out ONLY after a valid and proper inquiry into any alleged misconduct by a member of the staff. The VC in particular, and the Council in general, has NO legal authority to unilaterally and abruptly dismiss anyone from her/his post.   

Therefore, the abrupt removal of the HoD of Botany from that post on August27, 2022, purportedly by the Council (of course on the instigation of the VC, who is the ex-officio Chair of the Council) is ILLEGAL beyond any reasonable doubt. We learn that the dismissed HoD of Botany has made a formal complaint against his dismissal from the post of HoD to the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka which is investigating the matter expeditiously. The HoD of Botany has also formally lodged an appeal against his dismissal at the University Services Appeals Board (USAB).   

The Dean of the Faculty of Science, who was concurrently appointed as the Acting Head of Botany effective from August 27, 2022, has been instructed by the VC Srisatkunarajah to offer the teaching of the subject ‘Plant Breeding’ to the Senior Lecturer who is at the centre of the illegal activities by the VC, just one week before the end of the semester. On the recommendation of an External Examiner from the University of London, the former VC at an official forum in 2018 had instructed the then HoD not to assign any honours degree subjects to her because of her total incompetence to teach those subjects. It is also noteworthy that the Senior Lecturer in Botany under scrutiny has not earned a Ph.D. to date even after 30 years of service (rather disservice) at the UoJ.

A number of students of Plant Breeding/Botany have protested against the aforesaid instruction by the VC Srisatkunarajah to the Dean of the Faculty of Science as noted in this letter of protest by the students. In spite of the students’ protest, the Dean of the Faculty of Science continues to browbeat the students of Plant Breeding to attend the lectures by this External Examiner-designated incompetent Senior Lecturer. The Students’ Union of the University of Jaffna, in a letter dated September 10, 2022, has raised serious concerns to the Vice-Chancellor, Sivakolundu Srisatkunarajah, about the abusive and threatening behaviour of the incumbent Dean of the Faculty of Science who occasionally doubles-up as “Acting Vice-Chancellor” by courtesy of the VC Srisatkunarajah.  

In an email interview in Tamil to the Jaffna-based Uthayan newspaper published on September 15, 2022, the VC Srisatkunarajah has told that, if the payments to the non-working Senior Lecturer in Botany is found to be wrongful, such illegal payments will be reimbursed to the university. The foregoing statement of the VC could be read as a tacit acceptance of guilt by the VC as well as the Council of the University of Jaffna which is disgraceful.

*This author is proposing to compile a book on the academic and intellectual fraud committed by the past and present academic staff (particularly Emeritus Professors, Senior Professors, Professors, and Senior Lecturers) of the University of Jaffna to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Jaffna Campus of the University of Sri Lanka on January 01, 1974. Any information with relevant documentary evidence by the STUDENTS and STAFF can be sent via email to ppid@pointpedro.org I assure complete anonymity to any such information received and used in the prposed compilation.

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  • 29
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    The present VC Srisatkunarajah of the University of Jaffna is a disaster to the whole country and he has been committing serious academic and financial crimes since his appointment as lecturer. Earlier he was reported to have removed two sheets from the answer script of a very intelligent student, who became an eminent academic in the Math Department later, just to penalize his marks. Then Head and a Professor of Math resolved this issue and saved Srisatkunarajah from getting fired from the post and upholded justice to the victim. There were several incidents that Srisatkunarajah attempted to handicap genuine students just for his supremacy. Now, he has been covering all his ruthless activities using his VC media created against the ordinance. People who read this are kindly requested to take possible steps to stop his illegal and cruel act against the poor kids of our country continuing further and bring him in front of justice so that nobody will even think of abusing the public money in the name of academics in the SriLankan Universities.

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      It will be proper if this story refers to real people who can substantiate it.

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        You better talk to any old folks from Science Faculty. Anyone from the Math Department can reveal the truth. You can ask your old folk, from Kaarainagar. What were you doing in the council for the last 3 years? You were given special changing room by Vasanthy and Kanthasamy, so we cant expect anything other than licking the administer’s feet.

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          “What were you doing in the council for the last 3 years?”
          That is a very good question!
          Exactly what you were doing.

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            What else people like you do other than wagging your tail to all the decisions of the administrators. The situation became worst bcoz of your foolish decisions. People like you will never reform. Shame on you.

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              Whose wagging tail you are I wonder.
              One who pretends to have read another’s mind, sees only his/her/its own mind in everyone that he/she/it sees.

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      R, you say
      “Earlier he was reported to have removed two sheets from the answer script of a very intelligent student, who became an eminent academic in the Math Department later, just to penalize his marks. Then Head and a Professor of Math resolved this issue and saved Srisatkunarajah from getting fired from the post and upholded justice to the victim.”
      *
      If this is true, equally big scoundrels are the “Head and a Professor of Math” who intervened to save the culprit.
      You have a moral duty here to name and shame the pair who did a dirty deal with the culprit.

      • 14
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        Shame pair finally made the victim as aa Lecturer and sent him to US. Now your VC is making the group of students as victims and pushing them on the road, just for money making. Don’t you feel shame for wagging your tail just to keep a fraud in power?

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          Why are you protecting the dirty-dealing pair.
          Now that you tell us more of their cover-up jobs, should they not be exposed in general public interest?

  • 14
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    The readers cannot make a judgement, with only one side of the story.
    Why would Dr. Muttukrishna Sarvananthan want to put us in an awkward situation.
    Could not Muttukrishna Sarvananthan have taken a better alternative?
    .
    Muttukrishna Sarvananthan rules that Vice-Chancellor Sivakolundu Srisatkunarajah is an absolute disgrace to the entire Tamil community.
    Am I not a part of the Tamil community? Does Muttukrishna Sarvananthan have the right to speak for me, on this subject?
    .
    But, I have something against Dr. Muttukrishna Sarvananthan, himself.
    .
    “The fact that a moron who does not understand the foregoing ethical/legal/moral principle is holding the post of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jaffna”.
    .
    Dear Dr. Muttukrishna Sarvananthan,
    Did you not notice that you are describing a Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jaffna, a moron.
    Doesn’t that amount to calling the entire set of authorities who appointed him the VC, morons?
    .
    You probably have a case. You probably have the evidence. But, not the moral ground to pursue justice and fairness.

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      Of course he is more than a Moron. I accept that he was appointed by the former President. However, He exploited his position for financial and academic abuses and do blatant injustice to a lot of young graduates in appointments. Candidates who he knows well were selected and other talents were ignored regardless of their calibre. A guy who has no undergraduate degree was selected by Satkunarasa in Music. 2nd lowers were selected ignoring first classes with perfect GPAs. What Dr.Sarvananthan mentioned about Sri (Moron) is 100% correct without any doubt.

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      N
      He has a grudge rather than a case— he got fired for bad handling of examinations as revealed in connection with his earlier post.
      I do not want to go into further detail.
      This attack is on a person who cannot defend himself in media trials without dragging the institution into the mud.
      I wonder why it is the Jaffna Tamil intellectual (?!) that over-indulges in such mudslinging.

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      N
      You are dealing with a set of clowning clones.
      Have a good laugh.

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    When it was looked to see who can demolish the academic system of an established University and destroy the reputation of the sincere academics, Srisatkunarajah was identified by the fools, therefore he was posted to the post of VC. He fulfills the expectations of the fools who recommended his name. If anybody wants to degrade & devalue the UoJ further, Srisatkunarajah will be their next choice, thus he will be appointed for the 2nd time too. Therefore, he will continue his atrocities as he does now. All the public money spent to pay this lady Snr Lecturer was due to a “Deal” between Satku and the S.L. Bribery commission will hopefully track how the addition of money to Satku’s account takes place after the salary is paid to the lady S.L every month. She has been “specially” handled by satku even though she was absent for 3 months staying home without reporting. The Hero’s monument which was demolished by Satku using JCP in the midnight, was built again from public money as well. But Satku, when laying the foundation stone the very next day boosted before press that he would build the new one from his own pocket and money from his friends. Now it is clear that Satku has wasted public money for his benefits.

  • 11
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    Here we go again with this personal vendetta.

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      Get the details and study before making a comment here. What STR said was admitted by Sivakkolunthu Srisatkunarasa in different avenues “Unauthorized is authorized now”. Open your eyes before making silly comments.

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        D
        Let the S.L. Bribery commission make its ruling.
        A complaint is no proof of anything.

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          SJ

          You were in the council when this lady lecturer was reinstated after resigning from her post. But, you don’t have any idea, just put the burden to Bribery Commission. Remember, Bribery Commission may come to you to investigate the shady deal you had with this Botany lady lecturer.

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            All I am permitted to say is that I was nowhere in the Council when the offence, as claimed by you, was committed by the present VC.
            *
            As for council proceedings my lips are sealed, even in my defence, unless pried open by court order.

  • 24
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    When it was looked to find who can demolish the academic system of an established University and destroy the reputation of the sincere academics, Srisatkunarajah was identified, therefore he was posted to the post of VC. He fulfills the expectations of those who recommended his name. If anybody wants to degrade & devalue the UoJ further, Srisatkunarajah will be their next choice, thus he will simply get the 2nd term too. Therefore, he will continue his atrocities and destroy the academic culture & values as he does now. All the public money spent to pay this lady Snr Lecturer was due to a “Deal” between Satku and the S.L. Bribery commission will hopefully track how the addition of money to Satku’s account takes place after the salary is paid to the lady S.L every month. She has been “specially” handled by Satku even though she was absent for 3 months staying home without reporting. The statue which was demolished by Satku using JCP in a midnight in 2020, was built again from public money as well. But Satku, when laying the foundation stone the very next day boosted before press that he would build the new one from his own pocket. Now it is clear that Satku has wasted public money for his own benefits.

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    The Author describes the council members as “docile, subservient, and compliant”. It is 100% true. All the internal members are working under Srisatkunarajah. They will show their loyalty to the VC without saying a single word against him. External members of the council are of 3 different categories. 1. Douglus appointed – 2. Anjagan appointed – These two have no capacity to speak English at least a level of SriLankan O/L. They have no basic knowledge about the university’s functioning and they are totally voiceless just nodding all that VC says. 3. South based sinhala speaking retired Professors (2) – They have no jobs after their retirement, just appointed to show that the government is taking care of the large no of sinhala students in UoJ and they are simply the victims of VC’s gimmicks. They open their mouth just for eating and getting money and benefits. Not a single council member is capable of analyzing & raising voice against the VC’s financial abuses and illegal processes against the ordinance. This is highly ridiculous.

  • 23
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    What an extraordinary, shocking situation!

    • 10
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      We have been here some years ago.
      The same theatre of mudslinging is being reenacted.

      • 17
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        What was your achievement other than feet licking?

        • 16
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          A former lady VC allowed you to use her personal change room. See your level. Why frauds and libels are appointed as VC’s? We should be vigilant for fraudulent activities all the time.

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          a,
          One mostly projects one’s own image when he/she comments on another’s character.
          Reveal yourself as much as you please.

    • 21
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      Really shocking. Please don’t force the students to attend the lectures of this lady. Don’t use the students as LAB RATS. Assign new staff to teach from the beginning and give the lady a compulsary retirement or termination & recover the money spent from the Vice-chancellor & dismiss him immediately. Council members, plz take this serious issue to the Higher Education Ministry/ Parliament for immediate action. Let Human Rights & Bribery commission will do their role. Former Head did the right thing and the letter issued by the VC should be withdrawn. Author Muttukrishna. Sarvananthan! A big salute to you gentleman for bringing this disaster to the spotlight.

  • 20
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    Monopolizing the appointment of council members should be immediately stopped and every MP should be given an opportunity to give one name for the council. The nominee should have at least a Masters degree obtained through conventional Universities. Having the old VC’s again and again in the council until they die should also be stopped. Vice-chancellors should be appointed from outside the respective University. University teachers should come forward as a team to fight against any injustice that is made by the VC (unanimously supported by the Council). It is a shame to say that the present UOJ council has members who don’t even pass A/L, at least in the 3rd attempt. VC treated the present council members as his home dogs, who will never oppose anything he says. Shame on you. Make it or leave it.

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    VC Srisatkunarajah staged his personal agenda and gave an assignment to the Snr Lecturer, regardless of its standard and content. He simply ignored the plight of the poor students who did boycott those short reading sessions and reported their inability to follow to the VC through the Dean officially. Dean, threatened the students by all means and finally managed to send 3-4 students to sit in those dramatic sessions just to carry out the order of his boss Srisatkunarajah. VC & Dean, both these culprits should take the responsibility for pushing the students on the street by ignoring their written complaints and staging their drama to show the public that the “inefficient” snr Lecturer is fit. This is one of the strategies how the VC Srisatkunarajah cheats the government and public for his constant illegal payments so far made to that snr lecturer.

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    Poor students of this country are penalized (against their wish) by the VC Srisatkunarajah and Dean/Science by forcing them to attend the irregular reading sessions of the lady Snr.Lecturer, as a strategy to show the public that she is perfect so the public money wasted by the VC, was correct.

  • 16
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    My Goodness. Public awareness and the government’s direct intervention are immediately needed at this juncture to reform this complete mess. Please don’t ruin the life of the students for cheap agenda. Please keep in mind that the students should not be penalized and reprimanded by any means. Don’t force the students to drink the poison until proper remedy is sought.

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    SJ
    You were one of the council members at the Jaffna University when this Botany lady lecturer was reinstated after resigning from her post and accepting the consequences. She was reinstated without getting any approval from a medical board or an academic panel to check her ability to teach. Do you think that the procedure followed to reinstate her is correct? If no, why didn’t you open your mouth against this malpractice?

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      One is damned if one answers and one is damned if one does not answer.

      • 10
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        Then, shall the readers assume you are not strong enough to speak the truth in public?

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          You may just please yourself.

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    SJ,
    Why didn’t the vc place the documents to the council for more than an year and played his own game? Not a single letter sent by the former Head was replied by the VC? What did your vc do when students complained about the Present science Dean threatening the students to attend the class of this Snr Lecturer? For being in the limelight of power and enjoying all sorts of privileges, administrators misuse the council members for their financial and admin malpractices. Without knowing that they are being used by the vc, council members fall as victims of the VC’s gimmicks and offers. Poor kids and the public who believe this frauds.

    • 9
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      Your mind seems to be in a haze..
      “Professor S. Srisatkunarajah assumed duties as the 9th Vice Chancellor of the University of Jaffna on 28th August 2020.” (Wikipedia)
      *
      The old Council was asked to resign in December 2019.
      *
      Check your facts and comment– I mean all comments here in all manner of names.

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        So, you resigned in Dec 2019 when new UGC asked you to do so. What a pity? If you really have the courage to stand up, you shouldn’t have resigned, instead you should have asked the UGC to remove you.

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          One leaves when one is not wanted.
          I know ex-council members who went begging and pleading to be appointed when they were disapointed that they were not reappointed.
          Quite a few petitions appeared on CT pages as well.
          You should know some of them personally.
          I am not that kind of fighter.

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            SJ

            I know you are not that kind of fighter. But, what is the meaning of resignation? You should resign from a post, if you don’t like it. If the employer don’t like you, he/she should remove you. Isn’t it?

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              “I know you are not that kind of fighter.”
              Thank you very much for that compliment.
              *
              All UGC nominated members were asked to resign. You are asking the question from the wrong person.
              A Council Member is nobody’s employee.
              *
              Sorry that I have no straws to throw for you to clutch at.

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    Remember, Sinhala money funds the Jaffna university.
    The only solution is that revoke their Sri Lankan citizenship and send them back to their Tamil Nadu.

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      Tony

      Remember, if you are decent enough, you need to send back the huge Indian aid received by Sri Lanka during this critical time and also for past several decades !!!

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        Do not worry about Indian money.
        Adani will take it all out before you know what struck you.

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      T
      I thought that all money here has been borrowed money for a while.

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      When this money is wasted, why you are laughing? You also need to be packed to Tamilnadu..

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        Let us see how this abuser is going to be saved by the corrupted politicians or punished by the law in front of public.

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      CHingkalla money! What Chingkalla money. Most Chingkallams work in public service and armed services and police, or dirt poor peasants, the rich entrepreneurs and landed classes amongst them is tiny, therefore never pay or hardly pay any taxes or evade them. It is the Thamizh and Muslim Thamizh who pay taxes or the proportion of tax revenue obtained from them is far higher than the percentage of their population, as they are not offered any government patronage, state jobs or jobs in the armed forces or police. They are very dynamic and hardworking. This is the reason the country went broke as the Chingkallams are petted and pampered and hardly any tax revenue is obtained from them, but the majority of the services and money is spent on them. The rest of the money comes from foreign aid, especially from India and the Indian state of Thamizh Nadu, which donated lots of medicine and food for the starving Chingkallams. Lastly, it is not the Sri Lankan Thamizh but the ancestors of most of the present-day Chingkallams who originate from Thamizh Nadu or ancient Thamizhagam ( the ancient Thamizh country in India) and a very high proportion of the students in the Jaffna/Batticaloa, Trincomalee and Vanni universities are Chingkallams.

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      Before that, they should be put in jail in SL. See how these frauds play their games, when a layman in the countryside is struggling to feed his kids.

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    Yes, public money is wasted for paying this lady lecturer at the Jaffna University who was not teaching for the past several years and staying in the Department only from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm daily.

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      I assume the S.L is highly influential enough to make the VC remove the Head. Council is useless and runs on the political girdle. Some council members have been already accused to have been involved in illegal money transactions, white-collar crimes, and sexual scandals against teachers and arrested publicly. Present VC conducted two results boards within 3 months for one exam to pass a council member (he failed in the first board) who was a PG student of the UOJ during his tenure as a council member. It is highly unethical and irregular to have PG students, UOJ building contractors, school teachers who are non-graduates, politicians ,VC”s relatives, very old academics who are jobless, and all sorts of with-outs in the council.

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    SJ

    When you were a council member at the Jaffna University, a candidate who held the Engineering Professorships at the Michigan State University (USA) and also at the University of Peradeniya, was rejected even for a Senior Lecturer Gr .I position in Engineering at the Jaffna University. Did you speak out at that time? As far as I heard, you were highly supportive to the former lady Vice-Chancellor to reject that candidate. Shame on you !!!

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    I know this fellow Muttukrishna Sarvananthan, the fellow is an absolute codger. I am not sure whether he got a PhD or not, but he carries the title on top of his head but nothing inside that head of his. He is part of some useless reasearch group that researches coconuts. He presents his imaginations as facts and gives credibility to his rubbish with placing a ‘Dr.’ title before his name. I am from Jaffna and Jaffna people love titles and give great respect to a title. The fellow can be a complete wing nut like this fellow Sarvananthan, but because he has a title he will be respected. Hey Sarvananthan go and do some work on coconuts and leave these articles to intelligent people.

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      TftN
      UoJ too is at fault for appointing him.
      Wonder why CT correspondents were quiet then.

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        TftN
        Beware.
        The guy with three thumbs in one hand is back in business.

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          TftN
          It could be a three-toed toad.

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        SJ

        Remember, you were one of the council members approved the appointment of Dr. Muthukrishna Sarvananthan at the UOJ. What were you doing in the council at that time? Now, just woke up and say UOJ too is at fault.

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    Now, talking back to the topic, it is highly disgraceful that a VC is illegally supporting a weak academic who doesn’t teach or teaches incorrectly just for the salary & incentives and penalizing the ex-head who took this matter to the right government authorities. Council members are either weak in understanding the basics of the admin setup or misled by the VC to stage his financial and admin scandal or involved in this (not all) financial abuse. However legal action should be taken immediately by the government to remove the fraud VC & dean who has gone out of their limits to fraud the public money and dissolve the docile council and appoint genuine and honest patriots as administrators (VC, dean & council) so that the University would run on the right track.

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      “genuine and honest patriots”
      I anxiously await the list.

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    No one is here to voice for the student victims

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    Before that, they should be put in jail in SL. See how these frauds play their games, when a layman in the countryside is struggling to feed his kids. More than 50% of the people have no complete food to eat. No jobs, no agriculture, no fertilizer, no money, no business. But these frauds are doing their own business even inside public institutions which are service offering.

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      Do not forget the HoD and Professor of mathematics who made a shady deal.
      Now ‘Tamil from the north’ has an interesting addition if you are interested.

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        Also, remember your shady financial deal with a lady applicant in the Science Faculty. You worked hard to recruit her even with her fake documentation of work experience. You are a best fit to the UOJ. I don’t know why 2019 government didn’t appoint you again as a council member at UOJ.

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          T
          You sound desperate.
          Tell me, I have a good friend in Jaffna who is very kind.

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    Albert/Dilma/Ragav/STR/Theva/Tony
    Could you put your heads together to help solve some mysteries.
    I am not sure if the six faces belong to the same person, as in the case of the much loved Kathirkama Swamy or to several bodies. It will be interesting if you add four more faces to make a more interesting comparison with the great Ravana of Lanka.
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    That besides, in public interest will you :
    kindly reveal the names of the naughty Professor and the HoD are who let the alleged cheat of an academic off the hook; and also provide a list of patriots you have in mind for the UoJ Council, as these are your own declarations and admissions.
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    Besides, is there substance to the comment by ‘Tamil from the north’? Especially any hanky panky about the said PhD?
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    Frankly, I am relishing this quality the fun after a lapse of six year since the time CT used to receive UoJ Council news bulletins from the cancer ward.
    Keep it up.

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      Correction:
      “news bulletins from the the Council Room.”

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