24 June, 2024

Blog

Royal Institute: Kids Suffer As ‘War Veteran’ Kamal Gunaratne’s Thuggery Continues

Parents of children studying at the Royal institute, the International School of Higher Education which operates six branches in Sri Lanka, have complained that with the introduction of retired Major General Kamal Gunaratne as the school’s Director of Administration, both parents and children have now been subjected to torture at the hands of the country’s war veteran.

Several parents when contacted by Colombo Telegraph submitted a dossier of documentation and complained that the school besides filing bogus police complaints against a set of parents also went on to humiliate its children, in its own school premises and also unethically terminated some for non-payment of school fees on time.

This letter sent by the school to parents dated 2014, stated that school fees will be increased bi-annually by only 12%.

A parent whose child is a current student and wished to remain anonymous said, “The school which acquired the services of the retired war veteran Major General Kamal Gunaratne utilizes his services to intimidate us parents, especially when we delay in paying school fees. Gunaratne in return also used his brother A.S.P Amith Gunaratne Director of 119 services and who is attached to the Mirihana Police station to intimidate us. This is when the school made a bogus entry at the Mirihana Police Station and hauled four parents in for an inquiry. Actually the school here is at fault as they keep unethically increasing the school fees every year by huge proportions. There is no proper school fee structure. The fees sky rocketed from Rs 37,000 to Rs 63,000 for some grades such as year 8 and year 9. It was only in 2014 that the school issued a letter stating that only a 12% increase will take place bi-annually. But that practice never happened. The school hiked up the fees in 2016, 2017 and once again in 2018.”

Most of the issues parents faced began in September 2018. This is when the school fees were yet again increased leaving many parents perplexed. However a group of over 250 parents signed a petition and submitted it to the Chairman G.T. Bandara opposing the increase of school fees.

Some parents then visited the office of the school and spoke to its Principal at its Nugegoda Branch to explain their displeasure. This was as the Royal Institute did not maintain consistency with its school fee increase among all of its branches.

However the very next day four parents were summoned by the Mirihana Police Station based on a bogus complaint made by Royal Institute, that a set of parents had threatened its Nugegoda Branch Principal the previous day.

One of the parents who were summoned to the Police Station said, “This was all part of an orchestrated plan. Whilst we were summoned to the Police Station we did not know that over 60 of our children were hauled out of their class rooms for non-payment of school fees and detained in two different rooms. They were deprived from attending classes the entire day. Retired Major General Kamal Gunaratne who usually occupies the branch office at Havelock Park, visited the Nugegoda Branch with 10 private security guards all dressed in black outfits. They looked more like mercenaries and bouncers that are usually used at night clubs. When we were informed about it we dialed 119 and complained to the Police Service. We did not know that the war veteran Gunaratne’s brother himself was the Director of 119 services. A Police bike visited the school and went away. They did nothing to heed our call of plea. We then made an entry in the crimes against Women and Children branch of the Mirihana Police Station. Shortly thereafter over 15 children who were subjected to this cruel torture of incarceration visited the Police Station and provided statements regarding the cruelty meted out to them that day. Also around 14 parents filed entries with the Police regarding this matter”.

Most parents are of the opinion that it is incorrect of the school to recruit a war veteran to conduct a civilian role as such as this, especially in the corporate school sector when dealing with kids. Some feel that especially after a prolonged war that the war veteran served in, he ought to be sent for counseling to undo the mental trauma he himself has faced.

“These are our own Sinhala kids that he is harassing in this manner. They are not LTTE terrorist child brigade soldiers. This is a school and he has now made this his own battle ground. He must wake up. The war is over. It is almost ten years since it ended. His crimes committed during the final stages of the war must be definitely investigated, because if he is behaving like this now, I can imagine how he must have behaved during the last stages of the war” another parent said.

Entries made by parents with the Mirihana Police Station regarding the Royal Institutes’ incarceration of their children for non payment of school fees in October 2018

Earlier in December 2016 the Retired Major General Gunaratne was also in the news for assaulting a child from D.S. Senanayake College in full public view. The student subsequently filed an entry at the Cinnamon Gardens Police Station bearing number CIB2-345/154 where he went onto state that Retired Major General Kamal Gunaratne had held him by his neck and assaulted him and also said, “Do you know who I am? I will break your bones”

The crisis faced by parents of children at Royal Institute is enormous. They have got no one to turn too. The Ministry of Education when contacted by them state the Royal Institute is an International School and does not come under their purview. Others say that even though it is an international school it is in fact a private business run by its businessman / Chairman G.T. Bandara. They also cannot turn to the Law Enforcement Authorities, as the Police Station that comes under the school’s jurisdiction in Nugegoda at Mirihana is manned by the Retired Major General Kamal Gunaratne’s brother, who incidentally is a high ranking Police Officer attached there.

Meanwhile two parents speaking to Colombo Telegraph voiced their displeasure as they were forced to remove their children from Royal Institute. This is for the delay in making school fees payment for the current term January to April 2019, which incidentally in yet in progress. (By Janaka Ranaweera)

Related Posts:

Supporters Of New Constitution ‘Must Be Killed’: Major General Kamal Gunaratne

Gota Seeks 2/3 Majority For MR While Kamal Gunaratne Keeps “Gotabaya Presidential Project” Alive

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Latest comments

  • 39
    5

    This BP Kamal Gunaratne is not a war veteran but a man who hs now been cleaning the underpants of Rajapakshes family. For this bugger, anyone even today’s soldiers are war heros.
    THe kind BPs would never leave respect of Army. Nor would they leave it as srilankens. These men are like ones that abuse tsunami disaster and got their house built by foreign aids on the west coast of the country. That was good enough them yet today, to go after tourists and claim funds. Shameless sinhalayas. I hate them for ever for this nature.
    .
    This man has become laughing stock to his colleagues today, but the darling to Rajaakshe family had the audacity and sangfroid to bring his biography prior to then Army commander today’s FIELD Marshal Sarath Fonseka. SF has not yet brought any kind of biography. See, that is one of the best examples to show – how some guys abuse the war and calling themselves as heroes.
    These men would never become heroes of this nation, as much as they loud about that.

    • 40
      7

      Simon De Silva

      Once a thug always a thug.
      Imagine how this Ranviru would have treated the innocent civilians and suspected LTTE cadres during and after the war..

      Patriotism, loyalty, a perverted sense of duty…………… are the best masks for these thugs to cover up their true nature.

      • 27
        6

        Thank you NATIVE, I missed yours and Sinhala Man’s comments all these days. Last night, I thought you both my have been sick.
        :
        This Kamal Gunaratne is a man, by nature, he is almost like that SELF PROCLAIMED POLITICAL analyst Dayan SILVA Jaythilaka..:: They unfortunatoely we like ” we the sinhalayas born to save the nation”:…my foot.! These men should, let alone today go and see in a mirror. To me, if divine forces would punish them tomorrow, I am greatly appreciated to all mighty gods.
        :
        You are dead right – Patriotism, loyalty, a perverted sense of duty…………… are the best masks for these thugs to cover up their true nature.
        .
        There is one another so called former army boss, by his self proclaimation – CT commenter, Ltd Perera from Toronto. Even if the guy may have found his greener pasture in Toronto today, yet today, he does not reveal any hidden truths about the war related issues why ? Is that because the kind men and their hypocratic nature or them being born stupid men ?
        .

        • 6
          0

          Simon De Silva

          I am confident this Retarded Perera from Toronto never served in the armed forces. A Walter Mitty character fantasising himself in all kind of heroic situation.
          If anything he would have been a spit polish boy to a corporal.
          A racist, bigot, stupid, ……………………..

          Walter Mitty – a fictional character given to grand and elaborate fantasies; daydreamer, a person who imagines that their life is full of excitement and adventures when it is in fact just ordinary

          • 4
            1

            Yes Native, very likely. however we will get this clarified in next days. My colleagues are on a mission of getting truths about the kind of hidden men.
            .
            We are patient enough.
            Great day to you from cyclone hit Germany for this day.

      • 4
        0

        Native Vedda

        I have it on good authority that our cardboad Major General also gives his missus some regular chastisement to keep her in line. He’s a proper Major General!

    • 29
      8

      This problem will be solved if this gangster Kamal Guneratne is handed over to ICC for war crimes. He was told by Australian High Commissioner not to go to Australia because he may be arrested. It is the same for other so called war heroes who are nothing but criminals.

      • 4
        1

        I think better these men of aggression nature would fit more to slaughter house.
        :
        Or there is an island – ANDEMAN island where canibalists wait for their prey. Why not these men be passed to them. Then we can enjoy once for all.
        :
        Calling them to have eleminated terror, what they have been excercising since post war .. is even more terror to own folks. We are ashamed to call us sinhalaya when looking at the behaviours of these BPs.

      • 0
        0

        Dr Gnana Sankaralingam

        One question : isn’t G.T.Bandara responsible for all of this? After all he hired this Gunaratne and therefore approves , or is a sympathiser of the same line of political thinking.

        Anyway negative publicity-wise, both Bandara and this Gunaratne could not have done worse!

    • 14
      2

      SRILANKA WITH A PRIDE OF 2500 YRS SO CALLED HERITAGE AND SCHOOL EDUCATION
      From what we hear today, school management in general has gone to all appalling levels throughout the country, in particular, principals and teachers being failed to handle those institutions properly. Antediluvian ideas of some principals/teachers have influenced number of students to even commit suicide. The uncouth language that is being used by some politicians have absorbed to day today language of the country. Just imagine, how low and abusive their commenting language to the you tube video has become to date. Even females shamelessly seem to be using the very same language -unlike those days (3 decades ago) in the country.

      What I was compelled to watch yesterday was a story of a young and poor mother, whose daughter was reported to have committed suicide already 5 years ago following antediluvian public harassment of her principal in their school assembly.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iipnkSnD1K0&t=144s

      To everyone’s surprise, the principal has succeeded the case which had been filed against him on the suicide. Media and all had then made the mother and family’s total ignorance as the ground child to have taken her life. However, today the young mother has come forward to reveal the untold story of the incident. In between very same principal has reinstated as the head of the same school and speculations are in air that principal has not adjusted himself a smidgen of his way of harassments. This mother warns further, that she would not want any other innocent child to fate what her own child faced 5 years ago.

      It seems there is total ignorance of responsible institutions such as child protection authority not having the courage to save children in this country. Be it in education or other areas, people’s reactions to be caught by snail moves is so pathetic to the eyes of masses.

      • 16
        4

        Funniest bits of these Parents were when these so called war crime monsters were sent to kill and rape women and children in the name of Terrorism they kept mums because they were not their Sinhala children, now the war lords have come nearer Sinhala homes to terrorise Sinhala children..
        Go on deal with it ! Now you have a bit of experience of how you feel when terrorised .
        In this world children were born innocent , they depend on the adults .

    • 10
      0

      You know what ?? This pig headed parents and children hell with them.
      Others children , children of the world known as innocent souls and treated as such. They’re immature , reared and bullied by the parents too.
      Because they have no voice.
      But Using the description Of their own precious innocent children have shown the world how unintelligent , pig headed parents are these.
      They may have power and wealth but haven’t got the decency of good parents as they have compared the war time children how they were slaughtered by these war lords was OK for these wicked parents.
      That’s why one believes in God , feel sorry for the UNFORTUNATE KIDS WHO HAD COLOMBO TELEGRAPH TO EXPOSE THEIR PIG HEADEDNESS.
      THE kids and parents had no chance to complain in the war time savagery , unlike these parents had CT to expose because the police chief was so and so to this war hero predator licensed to bully you parents and your children at the Royal Institute.
      They say What you sow that you Reap.
      I’m not asking you to become Lord Buddha to turn your cheeks but atleast think of the unfortunate number of children and women who were raped and slaughtered Inhumanely which is unacceptable internationally .
      It’s not ok when he’s among you to TERRORISE YOUR KIDS.
      SAD PEOPLE THINK OF OTHERS TOO.
      LORD BUDDHA NEVER HAVE BEEN SELFISH AND NEVER PROMOTED SELFISHNESS.
      WELL KARMA IS A BITCH COMES IN MANY SHAPES ,SIZES, AND FORMS..
      Deal with it now with your ill earned wealth ,and power, then you’ll know how others too how they lost their loved ones.
      Think Humanity. Yes , it appears that you and your children have been caught up with a war monster, I’m Sorry , but so too It’s Time to reflect how the minority children suffered and still suffering in the hands of these monsters.

    • 12
      3

      Why the bugger never became Army commander if according to what he utters is truth about his profile ? These men should be hung by their balls so that people can feel as justice served. I can imagine, if the bugger or the like can threaten students that way, how these men fought the war in battle field.
      As Our real war hero Mr Sarath Fonsekara makes it very clear, if there are men and women that may have committed crimes being hidden as forces, should be charged with maximum punishements.
      Kamal Gunaratne or th elike men should be BEHEADED to the very same manner if LANKEN executionists would kill Drug traffickers in the future.
      Kamal Gunaratne or th elike are too much. The kind of ALUGOSUWAS should be round up by every means. If war crimes would be the case, we the sinhala expatriates in Europe are ready to stand against them.
      UNHRC over to you, please investigate these men and lock them up for ever, their CHANDI life styles have become a threat to lanken day today life today.

    • 12
      3

      People should think twice before voting for Raajapkshes next time.
      None of us want HUMAN FLESH to be found as consumer meat in super markets.
      Barbarians would do it for sure from where they stopped.
      Just imagine, BP Rajakashes and their actions just took during that 1-month old fake govt.
      There BP Rajakashe wasted billions again.
      Sirisena s spinelessness does not seem to prove the facts today.
      I think this man Kamal Balligputha Gunaratne is a provable war criminal:
      We should be happy, if UNHRC or external men would find the kind of babarians would have been fouund and punished accordingly. The days these men would be cornered would be the real LIBERATION where we the nation can enjoy the freedom in this lost island.

    • 11
      0

      “The Ministry of Education when contacted by them state the Royal Institute is an International School and does not come under their purview”

      I think it is time that all INTERNATION SCHOOLS should come under control of Ministry of Education. Not just ROYAL INSTITUTE, there are many other International Schools that increase fees as they like. If any parents challenge that, they ask to look for another school knowing that no parents want to disrupt the education of their kids.

      While most of these schools charge exorbitance from parents, they often employ unqualified teachers for peanut salaries. There are many valid reasons why parents go for these schools, not just because they are rich. They go for English education, less paper works when enrolling, nearness to residence etc.

    • 13
      0

      “These our own Sihala kids……………………………..” a clear racial bias against the Tamils and Muslims. but the statement thereafter “his crimes committed during the final stages must be investigated” fortunately mitigates the earlier racial bias. Unless one experience the ‘crime’ committed against him he fails to understand the impact. Well, every thing happens for the good.

      • 1
        0

        Are private schools without the control of the government necessary. Who is responsible to check on the fees charged, quality of education, accommodation for children and the qualification of the Teachers therein.
        I do hope that it will not end up like private hospitals where charges and quality of nursing are left to their own free will.
        Government talks a lot of control but they are let loose to have their own way.

    • 5
      0

      @Simon De Silva – though I am a Tamil, I respect SF. But all in all Sri Lanka will never see another soldier like Gen. Kobekaduwe. I heard through people who lived in Jaffna while he was commanding the army in Jaffna, even the LTTE respected him. LTTE had a man by the name Raheem, he had great respect for Gen. K as both Raheem and the Gen., were old Trinitians. All this war and bloodshed………….some nasty bastards in the government and others profited while rural Sinhala and Tamils boys and girls died thinking they were fighting for a cause. So sad, I personally have spoken to soldiers and some were so young, I was wondering what they were doing in the army getting themselves killed, then it was no different to the LTTE boys and girls many were forcibly conscripted by VP to fight for his dream.

  • 25
    6

    Elect the Rajapakses again and let this happen to the entire country, not only Royal Institute. The ‘war veterans’ will run the country with an iron fist.

    • 16
      2

      Ben Hurling

      Please see for yourself, the true nature of Dr Mahinda’s soldiers Ranavirus.
      These psychopaths chose armed forces where they could do anything and get away with total impunity. Where else can psychopaths be free after committing murder, massacre, rape, torture, …………….. Sri Lankan armed forces.

      Sirisena should send this single handed General to the UNHRC sessions along with Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera, Channa Masala Jayasumana, Sisira Mendis, Shavendra Silva, Priyankara Fernando, …………… in order to defend the country’s human rights record.

    • 11
      1

      Kalu Malliyo,
      .
      Saadest truth is, not many would see it yet today that Rajapakashes are that murderous.
      :
      It is almost like the affinity of people to ASTROLOGY and SORCERY. Like for example, albeit researcher#s warnings, people went after that BP Keerthi Disanayaka and his VALAMPOORI, until the bugger was caught redhanded lately for his 8 year long money grabing tactics.
      :
      Our people would need LOT more time to sense it. Their 5 senses are unfortunately impaired as nothing can help them.

  • 23
    2

    Dear Parents – Boycott Royal Institute . this is the only way and carry on Social Media campaign , further do a protest with placards in front of school & invite electronic media.
    Go against both Kamal Gunaratne & Bandara

  • 22
    1

    Disgusting and humiliating indeed for both children and parents. But we keep hero worshiping the “war veterans.”

    What is of more concern also is the comment by one parent ““These are our own Sinhala kids that he is harassing in this manner. They are not LTTE terrorist child brigade soldiers>” “Our own Sinhala kids” must be handled with care, never mind what happens if these are so called ‘terrorist child soldiers’
    Shame on the school for its behaviour. More shame on parents or any others who think that Sinhala kids must be protected and not others.

  • 15
    2

    Wow these are Sinhalese children not LTTE s children this is the masses justification for killed innocent child of Balachandran,threaten the norms of “do you know who I am” threat word finished with am true Buddhist “do you know”
    This is a prejudicest country who killed Rohana Wijeeweera is not hero but who killed VP with innocent children and women are hero,
    Thuggery intimidation are very high in every corner even the GMOA is not exceptional another political union

    • 4
      0

      Ha ha ha

      “do you know who I am”

      Only a few weeks ago, at the check in counter at the airport, a pompous bugger asked the check-in officer ‘”do you know who I am?”…and the officer immediately stopped and addressed the waiting line “does anybody know who this man is, he seems to have a memory lapse?” I don’t know what happened because like many others I was rolling on the floor laughing.

  • 16
    7

    This is the funniest piece of writing I have read today. All of a sudden, these folks are seemingly waking up from their slumbers now that one of their own (sinhalese) are affected.

  • 10
    0

    Surprised at the way Royal Institute has turned to be.
    R.I. has been in existence for a considerable period and seemed well run. There was good amity between.parents, teachers and management whilst also.producing good results at the examinations.
    Sometimes wrong person/s at the wrong place could create these disturbances and hope management would react to the parents woes and create back the peaceful atmosphere which existed at RI.

  • 11
    0

    Arrogance of the retired army man in this school is like the proverbial ‘Bull in the China shop’. This is a typical case of abuse aimed at the poor parents of this private school operating for more than three decades. It is clearly visible that the Chairman Mr.Bandara seems helpless in managing the day to day administration of this school smoothly. We can sense that there may be other critical issues that is detrimental to operate the school efficiently. But this is a great blunder for the school administration to appoint a military uniformed man in the senior post looks inappropriate. Resorting to unethical police intervention to penalize the parents is an unpardonable crime that would tarnish the good name this prestigious school in the long run. In recent times there were worrying issues cropped up in the other private international schools operating in Sri Lanka and the minister of education suggested to monitor such schools periodically to ensure proper management of such schools. But million dollar question would be who will bell the cat? to put the house in order.

  • 11
    3

    You wanted your children to have exclusive education in elite institutions away from the ordinary schools and you have it. Your choice anyway.

    You worship the war veterans knowing very well they raped, plundered and murdered. You gloated over him when he published his book of lies.

    However you need sympathy and also lot of guts to challenge this.

    Is there any regulatory bodies to oversee the International (!)schools especially regarding school fees, syllabus etc? Or are the authorities permitted to do what they please by being law unto themselves?

  • 10
    1

    Thugs like this should not be tolerated in places of learning especially with kids. Shame on the school for giving him this post. Send him to work in the prison system, maybe some prisoner can teach HIM a lesson.

  • 15
    5

    What else you can expect a joker supporting war crimes.?
    Modayas are unable to run a government…airline..hospital..now private school.
    In Doha SL SCHOOL now become African School.
    Another example of the talent of Modayas.
    Must blame the Lion Sperm.
    British who gave the first PM post for a Grade 8 ,Rubber Control Board clerk ,responsible for all this mess.
    Cheers

  • 9
    1

    A similar incident happened at RIC Colombo where they extorted fees from me for a subject, without providing a suited lecturer. Upon complaining to the University regarding my problem, they bring out a past student to crash course the module, just 3 months into the final exam. This, as you imagine, is an excruciating experience for any student even if it’s a repeat subject. I explained myself once again to the University regarding this traumatising “solution” and Prof (highly doubt it given the gutter low ethical standard) Sarath Amunugama the Chairman told he wanted to meet me. He intimidated me saying that they at a loss, they had provided a lecturer regardless it being three months to the final exam and threatened to prohibit me from attending their convocation and also seeked to take legal action against me. I had to painfully mute myself and bow down to tyranny because it was my mother’s dream to see me graduate. This place is a truly harrowing experience and I don’t plan to study any further because of the fear of coming across another RIC. Please think twice before enrolling Royal Institute – a truly profit over education institute where they pay teachers and past student lecturers 20,000 LKR per month for a maximum margin. Their results are a fraud too because student go for external classes even at degree sections because their teaching is sub-par.

  • 8
    2

    You can now, NOT IMAGINE, but KNOW very well what would Sri Lanka be , if and when “GOTA” – the “War Winning “HERO” (dubbed “GOTA’S WAR”) become the President of the “Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka”. This man who is administering this “International School” – a seat of learning is also a staunch front line member of the “Viyath Maga” – the “Spring Board” of “GOTA” to be the “PRESIDENT” of Sri Lanka.

    • 11
      2

      That is not ” YIYATH MAGA” but ” PISSU BALU MAGA”. My dream is to see these buggers being hung by their balls by bringing to galle face green. That day, i start enjoying for the sake of our reconciliation and sustainble peace. I want to see, these men being excoriated to the core. For some reasons, if you may live in SL may know it better, lanken media SUPPORT them their opinions to be taken ground/lead in the society today. Even good moves done by JVPrs and UNPrs or any peaceful groups are subjected to be treated with ignorance. Total ignorance. We should be ashamed to be called sinhalaya if we cant win the war against Rajaakshes.
      It is much more powerful than the war against Prabakaran real culprits are Rajapakshes led extremists in this country.

      • 2
        0

        Hell, where is Champi. She can clean this buggers p…

        • 2
          0

          Tell me about it ! she would do even lot more to them. That has become Champis daily routine. Champis has no barrier.. She is molested by them for such a long time.

  • 10
    1

    A ‘war hero’ intimidating schoolchildren and parents in peacetime, ignored by his brother, a police officer.
    Is this situation, apparently ignored by the government, a prelude to a future military government – which exists even now, unnamed, in the north and east ?
    The military have even forcibly taken over primary education in the north – appointing teachers and deciding the curriculum.
    Already many ‘war heroes’ are ministers, governors, secretaries to ministries, board members of state enterprises, ambassadors etc.

  • 13
    2

    This bugger is not a Rana Wiruwa . He has become a Rena – Wiruwa by licking Gota`s arse! Another bloody Whore Veteran .

  • 6
    0

    Also see the disaster at the havelock road unit of RI. This is typical nullying by this lot. Kids are taking drugs and smoking along the lane there.

  • 8
    0

    GT Bandara is well known to me in the 70s. He was in moustach then. Then the buggar was not a too bad guy.. Did Kamal change everything?

  • 8
    0

    Military Governors to threaten and control people of North, Military Commander to control International school are the characteristic of Dictatorship.

  • 2
    0

    There are companies are being sold and some are moving overseas. I think here some buying and selling going on and in other words, some business restructuring going on. Ranil’s HARWARD/WASHINGTON/MCC economic policy is thriving.

  • 0
    0

    LKR 63k with 12% biannual hikes.
    This is serious money ..
    And exclusively Dr Ranil’s UNP Faction Territory. ..

    Wonder how much Mangala pays our Mahapola reciepients who are learning to read and write in year 8?.
    That will give us a good indication of where we are heading with this Yahapalana Governance of Dr Ranil, specially in the field of Education ….

    This Kamal Dude is a well hated figure among the Diaspora and its Allies.
    I am not surprised the Aussie Ambassador showed him the Yellow Card.

    Surely this Royal outfit must have a Parent Teacher Unit…. Right.
    If so, how did they allow Bandara to give Kmal , this important Gig to harass and even “torture” these year 8 kiddies of the Elite Families in Colombo…

  • 3
    0

    With high praises following 30 yrs. of Politics of Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, his comments elsewhere was:

    “Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera has said that Gunaratne’s book published a day after he retired from the army last year provided “evidence” of war crimes committed by Sri Lankan forces while battling separatist Tamil Tigers.

    The 741-page “Road to Nandikadal” was a catalogue of atrocities committed by government forces since early 1980s, Samaraweera had said. Setting fire to homes of Tamil civilians, killing innocent civilians and plundering valuables from homes under the guise of cordon-and-search operations have been listed by Gunaratne in minute detail.

    The minister said the language used by Gunaratne also indicated that he derived pleasure from seeing the death and destruction around him, and in his own words he had admitted that as an officer, he did nothing to discipline soldiers under his command.

    Gunaratne’s original army unit, the Rajarata Rifles, was disbanded for indiscipline and excesses, but Gunaratne himself escapes punishment according to his book and the unit emerges as the “mighty Gajaba Regiment.”
    No wonder he qualified for the job – fortunately the location was not in the North/East

  • 4
    0

    “These are our own Sinhala kids that he is harassing in this manner”

    You talk only of Sinhala so where are the Tamils

    Accept the fact country is divided.

    My fervent wish for a foreign country to take over this divided country, most likely China and when we all will become Sri Lankans as China or any country cannot differentiate between Sinhala and Tamil. This is the only way to unite the divided communities and land!

  • 0
    4

    It is good RICH and Stupid kids have Army discipline. so there won’t be drug pushers. Are Tamil ,kids intelligent. they can have money though.

  • 0
    3

    So much crap on this sent by text warriors who had never ever seen a war and many I’m sure cannot even Face one at home !

    So the one time war vet who saved your pathetic skins is now all what you say he’s not ? What a sad bunch. When did you guys last see yourselves in the mirror ?

    Ask if anyone who faced the war was ever offers counseling after the war ? None ! How come those who faced a war are found suitable to run civilians organizations even without any counseling to bring them back to our corrupt world ? That’s the big Q you should first be asking. Not the crap you dish out from your armchair

  • 2
    2

    This is not something that happens only in the private sector or with war veteran heroes. It even happens in NGOs. Let’s take the case of His Excellency Jeyathevan Kaarththigeyan, who is the current Deputy Chief of Party at Global Communities. This organisation is funded by USAID and currently implementing a project on reconciliation. This thug Jayathevan has a history of intimidating people and is a strong supporter of the LTTE. He once openly boasted at a meeting that he had met Prabhakaran!

  • 3
    0

    Dear Education Minister,
    It is high time to establish a regulatory body for private educational institutions in the country

    • 1
      0

      Dear Gunasekara,
      .
      Do you trust those bodies at all ? There are various kind of bodies and authorties whose existence is merely to the books. This is SRILANKA dominated by Rajapakshe supported Rascals.
      I have no doubt, for the next 2 -3 decades, there will be no such human development that one could see as palpalble. This is the saddest reality about lanken affairs. Longer the media would protect and promote rascals, worst it will be regarding the progress of ethical values.

  • 2
    0

    Being a student Of Ri senior section, We have been forced to pay May/June fees which is unfair for us as we are leaving school this year and sitting for our last exam in may/june…We have been trapped into this payment scheme so for parents who are looking forward to put there students in Ri i recommend no putting as their service is horrible.. Tution classes make us students perfect not the teachers in school however there are few teachers who are really good but due to salary reduction these teachers leave Ri…

  • 1
    0

    The same sort of situation prevailed earlier, not simply limited to a school administration, but affecting an entire province when Major General G.A. Chandrasiri was appointed Governor of the Northern Province by Rajapaksa. And he was appointed to a second term too by that tyrant president!

    It is extremely dangerous to appoint ex-military men to powerful or influential positions in the government or private sector because of their penchant for adopting an undemocratic and military attitude and generally behaving like bulls in a china shop. But what is the use? The government and even private institutions will keep repeating this mistake!

  • 4
    0

    My dear Koshila you are quite right (why you use term ‘buggar’? – not nice for a lady eh?). GTB had his landmark moustach (we called it ‘whiskers of the kuruvi touch’). Did he teach Chemistry to you? (another fine teachers that comes to my mind are BSP Jayawaradane of Stafford fame, Hope Abeywardane of Pembroke fame, Ranjan De Silva the Chemistry Sir of Temple Lane Colombo 3 with Errol Fernando in English and Medagama Sir of Ananda College.

  • 1
    2

    ““These are our own Sinhala kids that he is harassing in this manner.”

    So what about the Tamil kids? So anything can be done to the Tamil kids. People like you deserve him.

    This very statement shows justification of General Kamal Gunaratne to be school’s Director of Administration. That school needs him and to inflict all the war crimes he inflicted on Tamils, to also do the same on the parents and their kids. We support his continuing presence and his actions. He has done a goods job.

    • 0
      0

      namedoesnotmatter – Your name suggests that you are nothing but an A.H. !

Leave A Comment

Comments should not exceed 200 words. Embedding external links and writing in capital letters are discouraged. Commenting is automatically disabled after 5 days and approval may take up to 24 hours. Please read our Comments Policy for further details. Your email address will not be published.