29 November, 2020

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Probe Into Irregular Appointment Of VC Without Further Delay: EUTA

The Eastern University Teachers Association (EUTA) while criticizing the delay on the part of the University Grants Commission and the Higher Education Ministry to take action against the illegal appointment of the Eastern University Vice Chancellor, has urged the authorities to take immediate action against the misappropriations committed by the VC during his tenure which is due to expire on February 12.

Dr. K Kobindarajah

Dr. K Kobindarajah

Issuing a statement on the issue, the EUTA President Dr. T Jayasingam and Secretary Dr. KE Karunakaran have pointed out that although the main slogan of the President during his campaign was to establish good governance, the government’s delayed action against academic fraud and politicized appointments is disheartening.

They have pointed out that the appointment of the EU VC Dr. K Kobindarajah despite being a Canadian citizen and an official who was under vacation of post should have been probed into immediately.

“His application should have been rejected during the selection process. But instead it was accepted by the Registrar and the competent authority of the EU at the time. Thereafter the former Higher Education Minister SB Dissanayake called for the Council to vote for him although the majority of council members had not even seen him before,” he said.

Earlier the EUTA compiled a document of 160 pages on the malpractices of the VC and of the irregularities of his recruitment process which was submitted to the UGC and the Higher Education Ministry but until this day no action has been taken on the matter.

The academics have pointed out that the UGC needs to be reviewed for its inefficiency, the politicization and for their ignorance of the issues because when the Registrar checked with the UGC whether a foreign citizen can apply,she had replied with a yes.
The academics of the Eastern University have therefore urged the relevant authorities to strip the VC of the position as an illegal appointment and to probe into his malpractices and abuses of power before he leaves the country after his term expires in a few weeks and hold him accountable for the actions.

Read the full statement here

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    This VC was appointed on the recommendation of KARUNA the serial killer,who finished off 600 odd Policemen when they surrendered in 1990! DOUGLAS THE hoodlum in Jaffna! KARUNA the HOODLUM in the EAST.

    SIR IVOR JENNINGS must be turning in his grave.

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    So his term ends on 12th Feb:2015.In all probability the Authorities will wait until the Horse bolts and then close the Stable doors!

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    this VC purchased 400 beds for the new hostels at the rate of Rs 52000 from one of the timber shop at akkaraipattu. but the actual price of that bed is 32000 Rs. all the quotations obtained from them. so from this purchase [Edited out] Rs 80 lacks from this deal only. so can imagine the other deals in past 3 years.

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    [Edited out]

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    At least VC had a PhD and most probably he was a Lecturer in that university.

    So, what was wrong.

    FUTA is trying to be a political organization. That should be stopped.

    FUTA can ask not to do the same kind of appointments next time

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    Jim Softy.

    So, what you say is there is nothing wrong even if he had robbed? Main thing is he had a PhD!

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    Karuna’s nominee in Batticaloa and Douglas’ nominee in Jaffna! Other than their attempt to round some students up for their respective armed movements, these guys wouldn’t have even entered those Universities. Then, we had SB as the Minister! God help the Higher Education in Sri Lanka!!!

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    The Colombo Telegraph has published two stories regarding the Vice Chancellors of Jaffna and Eastern University.Both stories relate to the corruption of the respective VCC! However,the responses of readers to the corruption of the Eastern VC DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE EVOKED MUCH INTEREST! Perhaps,most people are not bothered of the Eastern University.This is a dangerous trend. All the crooks in the University system will head towards the East!

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    The EUTA like the founder of the Eastern University K.W.Devanayagam goes unnoticed even after two days of their expose of their VC!

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    The Eastern University, Sri Lanka has been tremendously progressed in academic and infrastructure development since last 3,4 years. However a few members of the academics (Use lees fellow – not teaching the students, no proper academic qualification & research) continuously damaging the University and tarnishing the good name of the University. These people should be identified and must be seriously punished within the 100 days government program.We the people of Batticaloa have to be very vigilant and have responsibility to preserve the University and region.

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    EUTA President Dr J is trying harder to become the Vice Chancellor of Eastern University since he was never selected by Council even though he had applied 7 times in his life (post war advertised only 7 times in the history of Eastern University) He is trying to take advantage of regime change by misleading FUTA. Someone please help him to become the Vice Chancellor

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    oops! there was typo in my previous comment.The VC post was advertised only 7 time in the history and Dr J had contested everytime but people of Batticaloa did not accept him. I leave it to Medias to think why he was even elected in top 3 names.

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    Dr j applied for VC but never begged the council members. That is Jey! not like begger kobi

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    Hello Dr Mohan (I know you have created two fake email IDs in the name of Dr T Krishnamohan who is one of the genuine academics at EUSL who works with the Present VC as a Senior Councilor to create a trouble between VC and Krishnamohan),
    Are you trying to say all 6 Vice Chancellors before Dr Kobindarajah (Professor K D Arudpragasam, Professor Mookiah, Professor Sandanam, Dr Raveendranath, Dr Pathmanathan,Rev Father Dr G F Rajendram) begged the Council members for the post? Dr Jeyasingam had contested every time in the past. So what are you trying to say Mohan? Please use decent words not a word like “begged and Licked”. It shows the qualities of some of the academics who were recruited during LTTE era with their influence. If Colombo Telegraph permits, we can send the evidences of recruitment of ELTU head of EUSL, a Lecturer from Medical Education, 2 lectureres from Botany as examples to show the Country about the qualification and quality of the academics from Eastern University

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      Hellow Johnypappa,

      I now who you are. You r Kiddnan Kobi. You created a fake address and sent the comments. We know what you did drams against Dr Krishnamohan. Initially you told that he is a from JAFFNA and you want to ignored him. Now you are saying that Dr Krishnamohan is a genuine academic. We are sorry to Krishnamohan. You are the real politician. You blackmail the staff with their personal files.You r athird grade academic..no no you are not an academic.

      The comments by K Balasubramanium is absolutely right.

      Kobi got the appointment for the Director/computer unit, EUSL: Kobi sent the letter to Karuna stating that “if LTTE wants to give respect to his late LTTE brother,the post must be given to me”. Now he is blamming that others appointment by the influence of the LTTE. Is it shameless…???

      He can do whatever he wants….He personally made revenge against the academic staff by the power of VC. The worst one….he sent two academic staff to Welikanda Army camp indicating that those trying to develop problems at the campus and those are against the government. The two staff went there and explained every things. The army personal asked sorry and told them the VC made false information.

      As per indicated by the TAEU, the list is short. But the actual list is very long, when goes deep.He played major role to separate the trinco campus from the EUSL, by the instruction of SP Dissanayakae and LRB Dissanayakae). But then he went to TNA members and stated “some people from the campus try to separate the trinco campus from EUSL” (to get political support from TNA).

      EUSL is one of the few universities that develop Medical Education at the Faculty of Healthcare Sciences. It was developed by former Chancellor Prof Varagunam and the Deans and staff of that time. The curriculum was developed in such a way to meet the foreign expectations. Gobi came and simply said that department of medical education is useless and trying to close the department. Is the way a VC doing?

      He has many financial misuses, administrative failures and sexual harassment. It is a violation in the public system. The latest financial fraud is that VC forcefully imposed to fix the CCTV cameras in one block of the EUSL with the opposition of the staff. He spent 35 million for 10 cameras. Last week he removed all the CCTV cameras. Who bear the coasts? But at the same time students are suffering without proper equipment and facilities to meet daily studies.

      Now student are on the road to remove the corrupted VC. Staff also agitated against his behaviour. No more alternatives. He should be interdicted fro his post and a inquiry commission need to be formed against him, before he escaped to Canada.

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      johnypappa when you changed your nickname. you have previously used your name as Tamilkirukkan. anyway all the best.

      Johnypappa!! I am not saying the previous vice chancellors.. they are genius, pure academics with high quality . we were much proud about the previous VCs when they are in the VC post.we can’t compare them with (You)present VC kobi. don’t try to compare the present VC with the previous qualified experienced VCs. go through the http://www.esn.ac.lk and see the academic and research quality of the kobindarajah. what a shame to have such type of VC for the EUSL.

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    The issue I think is not Dr. Jeyasingham.

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    Present VC/EUSL Kiddnan alias “Komat kovi” you know why? When he entered to uni he did not know how to use the comet and he tried to use the comet as Squat pan then he felt down and he was injured severely and we admitted him at the Batticaloa hospital that why still he couldn’t walk straight. Why I am writing this ? Now he forgot all these and reacts like a white man.
    Results :
    He got only pass marks then he threatened the Head/Mathematics through his own LTTE brother called Tharan to get 1st class but they refused. After that at the gunpoint they gave the 2nd Upper to him.
    Appointment :
    Actually selection board selected two Johnpillai brothers to the mathematics department. He threatened the VC Prof Santhanam via his own LTTE brother focusing his “cast” and got the permanent appointment.
    Scholarship to South Africa :
    Initially Scholarships were given to two Johnpillai brothers by VC Prof GF Rajendram. He threatened VC by LTTE focusing the religion and he got the scholarship
    Post :
    He had only one post ie acting director CICT. Interview panel including Prof Mookiah, Dr Tharmavasan, Mr SS Manoharan rejected him because of the poor performance at the interview (still we can clarify). Then he threatened VC Prof Mookiah and got that Actg. director post by LTTE using his late LTTE brother’s name.
    Other activities :
    When LTTE was divided by Karuna, Kovi used some eastern LTTE cadres and chased his own teachers Prof R Vickneswaran and Prof JCN Rajendra to remove the hurdles to have the head and Dean post. Because of that he escaped from Sri Lanka when suddenly Karuna went from Batticaloa to Colombo.
    VC post
    To have the VC Post Kiddnan approached the all council members through Pillayan (You can check with the former council members… now they will tell)
    He is very cunning he knows how to use the people. You may understand how far he utilized the LTTE for his own benefit. Whenever he meets VIP, he brings his wife to get benefits.

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    Present VC Kiddnan alias [Edited out]

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