5 August, 2021

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Namal Rajapaksa To Get A ‘Dodgy’ PhD In Gaddafi Son’s Way

Namal Rajapaksa, eldest son of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Member of Parliament, and heir apparent has registered and commenced work for his PhD with Sri Jayawardenepura University, without required academic qualifications, the Colombo Telegraph learns.

He is conducting his doctoral research on a subject based on politics and criminology, university sources confirmed.

namal-colombotelegraph (13)Namal Rajapaksa has sat for a specially arranged MAQ exam to qualify for the PhD, according to the sources. The arrangement will raise further questions over the scandal of receiving favoured treatment by the authorities at the Sri Lanka Law College at his attorneys-at-law final examinations. A fellow law student, Thushara Jayarathna, alleged that Rajapaksa had been given a separate room along with an internet enabled computer, later filing a complaint with the Law College examination system, Keselwaththa police station and the Supreme Court.

One of the supervisors for his research is the Vice Chancellor of the University himself who is seeking an extension for his post. The other supervisor is the head of the criminology department of the university. Both are tipped to be eyeing for top posts of the university system, sources said.

University sources confirmed that the young MP had already completed one of the requirements to the thesis, which is presenting a seminar paper. There have been claims that parts of Rajapaksa’s presentation was ghost-written.

“To be fair by the candidate, he performed well at the seminar presentation,” a senior academic told Colombo Telegraph. “Certainly he has plenty of people to support him in all aspects of the PhD work,” he added.

However, some academic staff members of the university question his academic requirements to be qualified for a PhD.  Their concern is about his basic degree and it’s required credits.

Rajapaksa was educated at S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia. After school Rajapaksa joined Cardiff University to study law. He then went to City University London from where he graduated in September 2009 with a third-class degree law degree.

The son of the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, in 2002 paid a tutor over £4,000 a month for tutoring and “essays and working papers”.

According to the newspaper reports, Colonel Gaddafi’s son was given help with his ‘dodgy’ PhD thesis by Britain’s ambassador to the United States.

The London School of Economics’s director, Sir Howard Davies, resigned in March, 2011 over a £1.5m gift from a foundation led by Colonel Gaddafi’s son Saif.

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    PHD means Pizza Home Delivery. Namal will be good at it!

    • 23
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      He is not worth even to be a pizza delivary man.

      Here whom to be blamed if not University dons ? Why cant they have a spine and reject it..

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        Well, well Sajith Premadasa does not even have a third class degree from London School of Economics or and university and lied about it.

        Seems the the YOUTH and political brats that the UN has been holding World Conferences for and promoting are worse than their fathers in this Sri Lanka – Miracle of Modayas and Debacle of Asia!

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          Where did Sajith told that he had a degree from London school of Economics. He only told that he studied there.

        • 0
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          Bush was a product of Harvard – the moron could not express himself in his mother tongue.
          The Americans, British, Russians and all these powers assist the powerful leaders irrespective of their crime just to exploit the nation.

          So who is the terrorist selling the nation.

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        I believe, I have no idea about lanken Uni academic staffs, many of them have no guts to go against any suggestion coming from Rajapakshes. Knowing the consequences they have no options – and this should be the reason them to allow anyone get awarded with bogus doctorates.
        In 80ties, this country had a great recognition to the UGC. If I wonder what GLP and Rajiva W and NATION’s PUNDIT DJ have to say in terms of the mentioned issues.

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        It is a pity that such a beautiful country has come to the present condition.
        If we had continued with trilingual official languages, university admission on merit, Government jobs on merit and not on racial or religious basis the country would have been a prosperous peaceful paradise.
        SWRD Banda to Rajapaksa had brought all evils to the country. When the uneducated controls the educated there can not be peace and prosperity.

    • 15
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      I thought PhD meant Pingan Hoadana Diploma.

    • 14
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      This is a great shame those who really worked hard for their PhDs. Alas the ruling bunch of thugs discriminated the education

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        Ruling thugs discriminate and exploit everyting they touched.Sri Lanka now been made a pariah state by ruling Alibabas.

        Here’s few.

        Our Foreign Ministry and diplomatic core now turned into a Mini Zoo.

        Buddhism and Buddhist monks now infiltrated by Thugs, lunatics and murderers.

        our University and higher education system now under moronic and lethargic crazies.

        Central Bank now governed by an absolute liar and a scam Pyramid scandal cheater.

        All foreign trade and contracts under notorious Mr. 10%

        Sri Lankan Air under grade 10 failed ex. planter.

        Defense secretary under the famous pig eating shit lunatic.

        Treasury secretary under Mr.Computer gilmart giving fake figurs.

        over 65 UPFA parliament ministers and MPs are paid and bought whores from UNP.

        Laptop Journalists and reporters.

        Duty free Mercedes Benz cars given as perks to SC Judges, CJ and lawyers for their coolie work.

        Many more others live by Bribes given by the notorious Alibaba and the thug lunatic crazy as..s ho..e Parasident of Sri Lanka.

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      Hurray!! Next SL president going to be PhD holder.. “Katada Adambhara”.. Sinhalese Buddhist Guppies would be very proud… I guess Namal’s mate Sanath Jayasooriya should be given PhD as well.

    • 5
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      Even that I will doubt whether he could do it. Also look at those hyenas smirking away at the fool Jr., hugging the fool Sr.

    • 4
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      Not only Gaddafi’s son Saif, but Saddam’s psychopathic son Uday was another PhD holder.

      Cheers!

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        “Saddam’s psychopathic son Uday was another PhD holder”

        Was he?. Hope it is not another British university which awarded that PhD in return for a hefty donation!!. Shameful institutions.

        • 3
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          What happened to Rocket Rohitha?
          Is he in Pluto?
          Mandha Buddhikayo – Inferiority complex at its best!

    • 2
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      umm deliver in one of the cars of his fleet? or the ones that he RACES…

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      Can anybody tell me please how can he be a PhD student if he has not completed a MA or the equivalent ?
      In Europe you cant be a PhD candidate even if you have a first class for your basic degrees.
      This is alone sufficient FUTA to go on protests. If the mentioned above are facts, they should go against this – going back to our days, against Dawala pathrikawa – there were long held protests… also similar issues, people had rights to go on protests and show their dislikes in thatway… today even if our family ones are raped out.. murdered out … abducted… not to have rights… the democrazy should have completely died during the last few years in the country.
      Not just one independent investigation in terms of war crimes, but the world police should have repeated interventions in lanken issues saving the nation – is my wish.

      • 3
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        Namal Kattapal Rajapassa is a JPUM (Junior Puked Unable Matriculate). He is a synthetic lawyer and a playboy M.P. There is nothing wrong in his getting a PhD (Pingan Hoadana Diploma)!!

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          It is another miracle happening in the Miracle of Asia..

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        Sun:-” Can anybody tell me please how can he be a PhD student if he has not completed a MA or the equivalent ?”>>>Sun look at the photo carefully, it was taken I guess when Namal was conferred the law degree. In the photo Mahinda is whispering in Namal’s ears. What is he whispering.? I guess he is whispering now I got you the law degree, what do you wnat next? if Namal need to get an MA beofre a PhD Mahinda will get it ofr him! dont you understand?

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          @Rajesh

          “Mahinda is whispering in Namal’s ears. What is he whispering.? “

          He is saying ” Good show Putha. Now learn the dirty tricks of the trade soon. But watchout; there is a cunning Nariya behind you.”

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            Naive Namal or you may call innocent Namal did not turn around!

          • 0
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            Indeed..Gota is also eyeing for the Presidency

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      They call the country today – middle income earning nation. They get easily hurt to be call them a poor country THOUGH majority still stay under poverty. They are proud of lanken degrees even if they dont produce internationally recognized graduates. Though a tiny percentage of the graduates score the merits.. but in general graduates or those who have completed diplomas in nursing have no recoganiztion world wide. Earlier it was like – just owning a lanken BA, BSc OR MBBS was recognized world wide. tODAY i know myself several if not all that return to country being unable to succed in the UK.

      Above all so called high literate people to have no brains to get the realities of the family rule – is my next question.

      Just becasue our people’s nature to see in general only the surface of any problems explains itself. They dont go to that deep to paint a healthy picutre about anything. Be it political, social or educational or whatever is the same according to them. This is not common to every developing nations but to us for sure.

      They just get swollen or proud to have 150 km long Southern high way, but not even make the least effort to see why the society is so divided today…

  • 9
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    He will pass with flying colors, or the examiners who mark his papers might get a threatening call from Temple Trees. We know how he got his law degree, so this one is not different.
    PHD = Passing Hora Degrees

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      One way for Namal Rajapakse to silence his many critics on his educational competence is to offer to speak to the public in one of the more respected Colombo think-tanks – ICES, CPA, MARGA, Kadirgamar Centre and the like on a subject of contemporary interest. Ideally, it should be impromptu or alternatively reading from a script – written entirely by him. But what is essential is he should, after the speech, subject himself to a Q & A Session. This is something his father hardly ever could do – certainly not in English in the Capital. But surely there is always the chance for the son to succeed where the father failed.

      SJU should also ensure its degrees are widely respected – both locally and abroad in view of much skulduggery reported in its own award of degrees.

      Backlash

  • 4
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    I heard, on the Air Conditioned room test, Son Prince beat the Felix R. Dias Bandaranaike’s records. That in an amazing result. He is capable of doing many things.

    Daddy has a PhD from Russia. He is Kalifa from Bahrain. Nobel Peace Price winner from Bolivia. Like father Like son!

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      I am reminded of the proud Ronnie de Mel. British-educated scholar, CCS man, able debater in Parliament, excellent public speaker, senior Finance Minister etc. who refused many a Doctorate titles offered to him by the scheming. He told me Doctorates are earned by hard work and on your own steam. It is madness, he says, for this to be thrust on you.

      Compare this our Kudu Mervin Dosthara of Kelaniya, who will beat you up if you don’t call him Doctor. I am waiting for Vass G and Kudu
      Duminda to get their own doctorates. What the country has become!!!

      R. Varathan

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        That era is gone Varathan. Despite ethnic differences we have to admit those days we had a handful of politicians who were decent people. Today’s Sri Lanka is blessed with crooks and thugs.

  • 8
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    Take a look at the picture and look at the pandam karayas with beatific smiles.

    With such ingratiates in their well donned suits, raining plaudits on the reigning godking and his prince, all protest from those who demand accountability is an exercise in futility indeed.

    So join me in singing ‘Loke uthum rata lankawai, lankawai, siri lankakwai’

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      If Sadam Huzain was to be executed in that way, I ask why the world authorities stay calm and quiet a man similar to SH’s nature is doing all what he can to harm his own nation – this is no body else the nature of Mahinda Rajapakshe who has all kind of devious programme behind the scences. His brother is made EXCUTIONER of the nation, people are very scared of the man – even if the name is heard to their ears. This situation could long have been settled, if UNO or any other world police could have a strong backbone. We the lankens have to suffer that much just because of a family rule .. that has been lootting and brutalilzing the nation today. We the majority sinhalaya are ashamed of the sutation but within the current context, we are helpless – NOTHING can be done within our power.. it is seen that MR govern going through democracy but is it IS ONLY the outer cover of the book

  • 4
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    PhD =pizza home delivery by white van

    • 1
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      So right.

  • 9
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    See the wily grin on the face of that cunning fox behind the father and son. He is mentally hatching his next plot to gain something for himself, now that he can get closer to the prince because he has joined the same breed of Hulftsdorp vultures as himself.

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      That bugger is a.k.a. “Paisa Must-Have-pa” and is a RAW (Rajapassa Arse Wipe) just like Rauf Hakeem and ASSwar.

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        @mike

        Ha,ha,ha… nice one, that “Must-Have-Pa” thing; Am still rocking with laughter.

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    Vice Chancellor,
    Sri Jayawardenepura University.

    Dear Sir,

    We hear that PhD degrees are available in Politics and Criminolgy at your University. Can you please confer us with PhD degrees? The world knows that we have significantly more than the necessary qualifications in both politics and crime.

    Yours truly,
    Dr Mervin Silva (that Dr was for my medical credintials)
    Duminda Silva
    Gotabaya Rajapakse
    Hemal Gunasekara
    Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara

    Note: We have a number of people with us, actually a longe queue, who whe are keen to have a PhD through you. You can make a lot of money if you decide to charge for these degrees.

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      I thought the Viceroy of Kelaniya – Mervin – would ask one more PhD for the next viceroy in the making – Malaka – too.

  • 2
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    If Namal is so sure of his ability to get a PhD, then he should take me challenge and enter a University in UK which is well recognized and get his PhD. Otherwise the PhD he gets in Sri Lanka should be called “Pissu H Degree”.

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    Who cares. This so called Phd will not help anybody in the world. There could be few idiots who will respect him(those who don’t know how he got it) for his Phd. I know many people who have real Phds. I still don’t call them Dr.

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      You mean like “DR” Dayan? He and Mervin are from the same school of thought!

  • 1
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    Now days any body can obtain PHD. There is No restriction ?
    Even Internet can obtain PHD.
    Level of education has change according amount paid by Cash or Credit cards.

  • 1
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    PHD stands for “Doctor of Pawul Wadaya”, Pawul Wadaya is a sinhala term for the expansion of your own family interests.

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    Where is that Rodrigo bugger who gave Hora pass to the budding legal-vulture?

  • 3
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    If uncle Gota beat Namal to Presidency through Militarising, then this Pinata Hadana Degree (PhD) will be of no use.

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      That is what may happen by 2015- another Egypt.

      Or will the navy boy brother shoot `Goo`ta to let his brother Namal survive and help him too. sill silly bing bing.

  • 2
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    Just imagine we Modayas are going to have a learned “doctor” – even a synthetic one will do – as the President of our country which is blessed by three stones!!

  • 2
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    Phd – Permanently Head Damaged
    Perfectly suits right???
    In fact entire family should be awarded with Phds

  • 1
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    What a shame,this mama papa government will do any thing to up-grade their position but whole world will laugh at them.Once out of the throne all these bogus certificates as a lawyer and the doctor rate obtained will end up in the dust bin.

  • 0
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    I heard it stood for P[Edited out]. And he doesn’t even have to pay for it.

  • 5
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    Jarapassa’s ugly baby Namal getting a PHD? This fugly bugger is better for pasting poster’s on his dad on walls. If Namal smiles even the donkey will die lol.

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    Now this is the right time for our Malwathu and Asgiri Chief Prelates to arrange some Titles for our Mal Kumara, Dr. Namal Rajapaksha who will be Our President after the next President. Since almost all the titles were given to his father we could suggest some other titles like, 1. Nidhan, Purawasthu saha Gold Chakrawarthi. 2. Three Sinhalaye Neethi Visarada (Madamulana system) 3. Thanamalvila “Mal” Visarada 4. Night Car race Chakrawarthi 5. Komis and Protector of Singharaja Jungle. This is the best chance for our Vice Chancellors of all universities and Dr. Kumari Hiriburegama of UGC to arrange some Titles from their Universities for our future President and present Mal Kumaraya to make their Future good like former Law Collage Principal, Mr. Rodrigo.

  • 2
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    What? Only a Ph. D? He can get even a D. Sc if he wants! So cheap…..are the fellows who offer these degrees!

    Sengodan. M

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    you guys are jealous of the Prince in waiting – See how clever he is; just out of the Law college, has his own law firm, and now he is doing a PhD !!! – Just think, Soma Edirisinghe was past 60 when she did her PhD.

    And anyway he hails from an educated family – his pa and uncle have also got several PhDs – from Russia and several other banana republics.

    Wait until “The Professional” posts his comments – he will clarify your misunderstandings and show you how important for the country to have its Prince in waiting studying for a PhD.

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      The professional also steals to sell kassipu to the MP’s – that was one of his comments too.

      Cocaine dealers get their phd’s too using the health certificate.

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    Mmmm. [Edited out]; Dont know whether Baapa will send the white van to catch me.

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    CT: Your report would have been complete, if the entry qualifications for a PHD by the respective University were stated for the information of the readers. Then the public would have known how he “qualified” to register. I suggest you that even now. It is better late than never.

    Thank you.

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    Seems like Malaysian PhDs. No where recognised except in Sri Lanka.

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    The destruction to education was started by Badiudin Mahmud and Sirimavo. He was another slave like Hakeem, who has destroyed the justice ministry by doing the right thing at the right time. (I am not saying that if they two were not there this would not have happened.) Not simply the lazy, free rice admission system to the university, the standardization was started by them, even the Curriculum, educational structure etc. everything was damaged by those two. Sirima bought a B.A. to Anura. That was then the message was passed to the lazy students that they can get a certificate from their government if their parents vote for the “right” government. Free Certificate and free rice has taught only one thing to the Lankan. That is “always stay on the lookout for loot and eat”. Now their guard and leader for that is BBS.

  • 0
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    If Mr. mervin can get a Phd, why not Namal?

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    Sajith Premadasa never declared that he obtained a degree from London school of economic. Even wikepedia mention that he studies only in London school of economics. You cannot measure persons capability by degree alone. Anyway he will be a good leader in the country one day.

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      But from what he preaches, we can make a better picture .. or not ?

      Asked him to work on his hands on experience was answered – no I wont need that becasue I have been in lanken politics for the last 15 years or so. Premadasa junior is a born dimwit like father. His to be compared with that of RW is like comparing organge and appels. Ask him to give a talk to an international audience. CBK, RW and AKD would succeed it but Sajith would never.. – crystal clear TO US but not the folks that have been hallozinated by ” his dugee duppathkama nethiweema… every second word is go on like a tape”.

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    Look at Namal Baby in the picture …. [Edited out]

  • 0
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    This or sri lankan education system.. promote more uneducated morons into politics

  • 0
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    Rahul Gandhi got his qualifications in the american embassy cubical. His mother a liar and confidence trickster claimed she was an english graduate from cambridge while she a hostess at a restaurant and her father was a mason/nazi who spent 2 years in russian jail.

    In 1991, after Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by the Tamil Tigers (LTTE)[8] during an election rally, he shifted to Rollins College due to security concerns and completed his B.A. in 1994.[9] During this period, he assumed the pseudonym Raul Vinci and his identity was known only to the university officials and security agencies.[2][10] He further went on to obtain an M.Phil from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1995.[11]

    don’t expect much from these foreigner politicians and that includes the sihala buddhist foreigners.

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