19 June, 2019

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Ruhunu Uni VC Says FSP Activists Rag Freshers For One Year To Intimidate Them Into Attending Protests

Ruhunu University Vice Chancellor levelled grave accusations against the Frontline Socialist Party, stating, students unions affiliated with FSP are ragging undergraduates for one year where they systematically break them into submitting into orders such as attending protests to show crowds.

Prof. Sujeewa Amarasena

VC Prof. Sujeewa Amarasena says he found rooms shut off with iron doors, in an area close to a canteen of the University where he learnt, students were subjected to grave physical and sexual assault, if any undergraduates defied the ragging or the orders of the FSP student unions.

The VC had broken down the iron doors, which for nearly 15 years had been prohibited grounds for academic and non academic staffers in the university.

“We learnt this ragging continues for a year and that this is done to coerce students into participating in protests and marches organised by the student unions and the Frontline Socialist Party…We have verifiable data to prove the student unions have exploited freshers to show crowds at their political projects… The number university freshers who check into the hostel late in the night after a protest is always significantly higher than the number of seniors who participate in the protest..,” the VC said.

He added that as per recent data, over 250 freshers had attended the recent protest in Colombo while no seniors attended the protest.

The FSP student revolutionaries have also been caught stealing coconuts from university grounds, collected to be sold to outside.

Prof. Sujeewa Amarasena told media that he found bags full of coconuts plucked from trees in University grounds, in the Student Union leader’s office.

“Initially I did not impose any restrictions because I was under the impression they collect the coconuts for their consumption. But we realized later, the coconuts were collected and sold to raise funds for their political projects…So I immediately put a stop to it,”he added.

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  • 2
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    Change the 15th amendment, then many thigns will change. Now, an unemployed JVPer who moved to australia for greener pastures cam back and want luxurious life for the whole extended family until his death. I am suspicious, whether Mangala Samaraweera is scared of FSP because Matara is becoming a different electoral district. CT knows that.

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      FSP is owned and operated by Australian agents, to ruin Sri Lankan universities so that all the wealth Sri Lankans will pay big bucks to go to Australian Universities, Of course corrupt education minister of Jarapalaya govt, is in on this Aussie Scam!

      Recall that the head of FSP was in Austalia and then deported to SL and made a deal. JVP has also been bought off so is completely silent about the US-CIA and Saudi proxy role in the Easter carnage.
      The JVP and FSP are now owned by the Quad – USA, India, Japan and Australia to beggar, loot and turn lanka into a US colony and military base.

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        Yes, Australia, USA and Japan (Quad) are all in the same game of looting Lanka with fake aid and de-developing education and research with collusion of Bondscam Ranil and his corrupt butterflies

        Japan has been selling and flooding Sri Lanka with second hand cars and building over priced highways in order to sell more Totyota cars, and cause environmental pollution and debt trap the Lanka with unnecessary highways in this Banana Republic, when what is needed is a good high speed rail system and public transport system.

        Japan has played this same dirty game in Indonesia, flooding it with Japanese second hand cars and causing and environmental nightmare. Now China is building railways and public transport there and the US and Japan who give lots of Fake Aid is de-stablizing Jakarta and attacking Chinese there. The Cold War to stop the Chinese led rise of Asia by USA and Quad is ongoing all over.

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          JVP and FSP should protest outside the US embassy against visit of pompous Pompeo and ask US
          1. to take its war ships out of the Indian Ocean
          2. get out of Chagos Island and remove the hideous Diego Garcia Human Rights violation military base so Chagos Islands people and go back to their island home
          3. tell Alina Nitwizt to stop visiting Buddhist monks to sell SOFA in Sri Lanka and go back to the USA and take IS with her and the bomb making US diplomuts found by police sniffer dogs at JAIC Hilton!
          Alina going to Buddhist monks is a violation of the US constitution’s separation of Church and State and the US is the world’s biggest ROGUE STATE that operates IS as its terror franchise

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          What a bunch of crock. You forgot the loans by China to entrap us into debt. That gave away your Rajapassa boot licking.

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        Ha ha ha so Australian agents are out to ruin Sri Lankan universities? Mate there is nothing there worth ruining. They were ruined a long time ago, by our politicians.

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          Taraki

          “They were ruined a long time ago, by our politicians.”

          What are you talking about?
          You will see there would be a Dr/PhD holder in every other house soon.

          Academics played a key role in destroying whatever we called Universities. For example Academics were the ones who proposed conferring Doctorates to two crooked war criminals just after the end of war.

          And the Colombo University senate agreed and bestowed LLD and DSc on two most polarising clever dicks. By the way Dr Laksiri Fernando was the proposer of these honorary degrees on those crooks.

          If this was not enough to add insult on intellectual community the Sangha too took trouble in bestowing honorary titles on the same crooks, “for having defeated and swept off terrorism from the soil of my land of birth, and for once again unifying my country under our National Lion flag,”.

          Sangha cannot see nor did see beyond their nose, ………….
          Terrorist are motivated by various reasons. We have seen JVP, LTTE and now Islamists bent on destroying normal peaceful(?) life. For all knowing Sangha to confidently assume Terrorism was swept off the soil was bit premature.
          The funny titles MR was bestowed is:
          ‘ Visvakeerthi Sri Sinhaladeeswara’

          As Dr. Laksiri Fernando later proposed to revoke doctorates from GR & MR would the Sangha attempt to revoke those honorary titles from both war criminals?

          In these two cases what was the motivation behind bestowing honours on crooks and war criminals?

          If terrorism was swept off from the soil of their land of birth why are the smart patriots travelling twice a year to Geneva, Prof. Channa Jayasumana and Sarath Weerasekara return after attending UNHRC (English)
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE6WWqvEJCk

          Watch how this professor was making himself a fool.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A7-hDHsSAI

          Finally he believed his rant at the UN had changed the perception of Sri Lanka. See we have another single handed hero, like Kamal, Gota, Sarath, Weerawansa, Dayan, …………. or by the way your pint size Tamil Version of single handed Vellupillai Prabaharan.

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      What more do we need. Anarchist in making . What’s the law of the country doing? Suppose the instructions were given by the Ratharan and Co.
      Similar to go and remove the name board of a politician because they have the majority in the local government.
      Where are we heading folks? To the Cess pools.?

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      People should know that this country has no leader to lead the COUNRY.
      People from all walks of life need to be Told.

  • 16
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    Terrorism of a different sort. Are they the future of this country ??

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    I salute this Vice Chancellor. He is a beacon of hope in these dark and insidious times. We need more like him to build a more decent society. We must all stand against all forms of violence against other human beings.
    May he live long and prosper.
    May you always have the courage to speak the truth.

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    I guess budding future politicians of Lanka are being groomed in Ruhunu Uni.

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      CHIV means PALHORU #4 group. JVP has proven beyond doubt that they are for their stomachs and for more. FSP LEader also should be like Pabakaran or Parliamentar politicians. You die for a country and I will enjoy the life looking after what you died for.

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    Our army finished Off LTTE, why not send them into this campus, and finish off these University terrorists – arrest and lock them up for good for terrorising the fellow students, faculties and the whole universities systems.

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      Excellent solution. Send army and some intelligence units or twisted, corrupt inhuman higher education will be the future culture.

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      siresh
      Will ,the Indian , chinese, pakistani army ,be prepared to come back to give you a hand to do what you suggest doing to the university students??

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      Suresh

      “Our army finished Off LTTE, “

      Did your army really finish off LTTE?
      This is a news to me.
      FYI it was VP who finished off LTTE with huge support from Hindians and Americans.
      Both Mahinda and Gota thanked Hindians for their huge support during the war and told media if not for Hindia they could not have won the war.

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    Well done Mr VC, we need VC’s like you to all the universities in Sri Lanka. You are brilliant to find these facts.I hope this will end the ragging in your university.Hope the President will see the news and give direct orders to stop ragging to all the other universities.

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    Stern action to be taken against the perpetrators

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    Hats off! to Prof. Sujeewa Amarasena the vice chancellor for exposing the true situation. FSP is no doubt a traitorous organization is all out to ruin the promising future of the undergraduates from the university. Those innocent students worked hard during their school days to gain admission to the university. It is the poor parents who toiled hard to support their children embarking on great future for their children. Would the members of FSP do this to their own children? They are adopt double standards in their conduct because they are real culprits. Police and army without delay to apprehend FSP operatives to bring them before rule of law before it is too late. Please note that this type of harassment may taking place in other universities as well. This should be a timely call for the rest of the vice chancellors fraternity.

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    Ragging should be banned and the ban should be strictly enforced. Many parents undergo many hardships to educate their sons and daughters. This is especially true when the parents are poor.
    Any student engaged in ragging should be dismissed forthwith so that others will fall in line. On the whole, it is good for the students to eschew politics until they finish their studies.

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      Tharanga: That will not do.It had been the law for so many years, a law to be ignored.

      A solution would be to close the Universities for a period of five years, the moment an inkling of ragging comes up.When they come back after five years they should pay the full fees for the five years and for the sixth year. The University staff should be placed on 1/2 pay and prevented from leaving the countrty during the five years. Starvation is the best solution

      One more thing; Free education is for the poor. Any parent earning ovedr Rs 40,000 a month should pay for the childrens education.

      That will introduce voluntary birth control – Cardinal should not worry then.It will also stimulate the sale of FLs. The sale of FLs had dropped since the Cardinal started to get interested in family planning.

      Padeniya and his committee should be hanged by their feet at galle face.

  • 0
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    How long do they allow seniors to hang around campus without finishing their studies? A four year course shouldn’t take more than five years to complete. Or they should start paying fees that double each additional year. This handout to create mayhem to the public is outrageous.

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    Ragging should b totally banned. Some earlier graduates of Peradeniya University like to say the rag was “different” in their time, but it was still humiliating. Frequently carried out by the English-speaking undergrads, in the 50s, who now adopt the moral high tone.

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      Manel Fonseka. ” Some earlier graduates of Peradeniya University like to say the rag was “different” in their time, but it was still humiliating. Frequently carried out by the English-speaking undergrads, in the 50s, who now adopt the moral high tone.”

      Manel. I was at Peradeniya. Yes thee was ragging.there was Pol Wickka shouting at you, but not in filth, we were never asked to strip, never humiliated re our dress. The first weekend we went on a trip with the senior batch ( we were from the second science batch) Therte was no ragging at the faculty. only unpleascent act was one man uttering foul language. He ended as a VC.

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        Upali W
        I lived on the Campus 1956-61 & remember a number of incidents. One of them was women freshers being forced to crawl around with waste-paper baskets on their heads, bumping into chairs & tables. Unpleasant, humiliating & unhygenic. This was laughingly recounted to me by an undergrad (A.J.) who inflicted this insult. When I protested, her reply was, “Myeee, men, that’s NOTHING!” She was a Kandyan & a Buddhist, a rather impressive, tall & proud woman, from Girls’ High School, Kandy.
        And whatever your experience (I wonder which years you were there), the ragging was bad enough to push a number of staff members to set up a committee to investigate and legislate against it. One of its most concerned & active members was Dr (Mrs) Ram Aluwihare (wife of politician Bernard A), a medical doctor & Warden of Sanghamitta Hall. So she was well placed to know about the rag. And recounted a number of shocking incidents.
        Sadly, as still seems to be the case, sufficient support was not forthcoming from the staff some of whom also held tge view that it “broke the ice” — or “broke them in”.
        Sorry, but I am totally against ragging. Thank goodness I didnt have to endure it myself, at UC, London, there was none.

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          Manel. I entered in 1962. What you say is true.I too noticed that some students from leading schools were subject to ragging not as simple as the one I faced.

          In one comment in this page a person by the name of a Buddhist Priest had submitted a reasonable solution to stop this curse once and for all.

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    This CT news appears to be an exposé by Prof. Sujeewa Amarasena, Vice Chancellor of Ruhunu University, of the activities of Frontline Socialist Party (FSP).
    Very very serious, if true. But why did Sujeewa wait this long?
    .
    If BBS-Buddhists pitch camp in Ruhunu University, will Sujeewa expose them?
    If founder of BBS, Gnanasara Thera delivers obscenities laced ‘Hate Speeches’?

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