21 October, 2017

Teachers From Delft School Forced To Pay For Rajapaksa Welcome Event

Colombo Telegraph learns the common man and woman is now being forced to pay for the festivities that were thrown for the President Rajapaksa’s visit to the North over the weekend.

Mahinda KiliTeachers attached to the Neduntheevu (Delft) Maha Vidyalaya have been ordered to pay Rs. 7000 each by the school administration as the festivities thrown to welcome the President who visited the school on October 14 had cost more than the originally estimated amount.

The event had been organized to welcome President Rajapaksa who opened the Mahindodaya laboratory in the school.

According to Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) General Secretary Joseph Stalin, the school authorities had informed the teachers that a total of extra Rs. 108,000 was spent on the event, apart from the Rs. 200,000 that had been given to the school by the provincial education office.

“It is absurd that finances allocated for the development of the provincial education sector is being spent on futile events on this nature without any control in spending. Besides why should the teachers be forced to pay for the festivities thrown for the President?” he questioned.

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  • 18
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    Living authoritarian regime as Ms Navipillle categorically made it clear almost year ago. All those form Western world noticed this long ago.

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      This man ‘s huge wastages are ridiculed out in Europe today.

      I have never seen Dr. Merkel travelling to every corner of the country opening toilets, laboratories and the like again anda gain knowing that the funds being wasted in that way can better be used for further development projects.

      Dr Merkel has been elected by the people for 3 rd term and now the German govt is run by a grand coalition.

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        This man Mahinda, sorry His Excellency, says Ranil’s trip to Europe two weeks ago paved the way for lifting the ban on LTTE by the European court.

        If this this the mentality of this man(?) in his tactics for winning the forthcoming election what cannot you expect from this gonna?

        He might turn out to be the midwife of Tamil Eelam!

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      Dear Teachers From Delft School,

      RE: Teachers From Delft School Forced To Pay For Rajapaksa Welcome Event

      That is what happens when there is Kingdom and Dynasty.

      So when the King visits, the subjects need to prepare and pay for the expenses.

      So, subjects, if you do not like the King and the Dynasty, get rid of them. Vote the King out.

      Post Script.

      Dear Teachers From Delft School, Remember, you were Forced Not to Vote in the 2005 Presidential Election by your former “King” “Maveeran” Velupiilai Prabaharan, so that the current “King” Mahinda Rajapaksa could be elected to be the “King”. Enjoy the governance!

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      How do we know whether the SCHICKSAL (Destiny) of the man would end up to the very same manner that of Northkorean leader who is now dissappeared from media from September on. Karma will check that out very closely and give the due punishments. That reflects our history.

    • 4
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      Forgive me about the case- helping Hamabantota -now I mylsef feel Mahinda Rajapakshe is a highly abusive person. SN SILVA former CJ 17-10-2014

    • 0
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      This is the danger for women in srilanka today.
      Rajapakshe men are that corrupted and thuggish they dont even let made widows to live further

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkuGGupF9rQ

    • 0
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      School teachers and other professionals should get ready to throw spoiled eggs or monotopf cocktails let alone from next time instead of paying anything. They the state will have no right to force a cent from these workers since they dont participate in those activities volunatarily. If state workers regardless of the areas but where they feel they are treated in compliance with laws should fearlessly come forward to learn these buggers a lession. If they as masses would stand nothing will work towards to their favour but they can create turning the current one into a law bound one easily. These kind of tricks and unethical unmoral event are not the case in west becasue those state workers re powerful by their thoughts and conscience.

  • 10
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    Some of the poorest people from one the most backward regions are made to pay to glorify Rajapaksa of all persons. What a shame.Bensen

  • 3
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    How about this?
    President’s craze for vehicles
    “Presidential Secretariat has got Rs. 206,464,210 allocated stating it is to buy high security vehicles to be used for special state guests.

    The funds have been obtained through a supplementary estimate passed on 20th January. This money has been allocated in addition to the Rs.8560 million allocated for the President for this year.

    When Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa was elected to the office of President there was a pool of vehicles worth Rs.36710000. This has been increased to Rs.3,607,152,210 which is an increase of 11670%!”
    Friday, 17 October 2014 LT

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    May be the teachers should give two pounds of potatoes.

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    If the sri lankan idiots still does not know that this mental retard who is power hungry, money hungry doesnt repect the rule of law should be thrown out, then they cannot be helped. all ruling clowns does not obey the rule of law, thuggery, family nepotism, robbing millions in dollars while poor cannot even afford a decent meal. vote these bastards again then there wont be deomcracy. Third term is illegal.

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    Bokassa of Asia!

  • 4
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    Utter shame on the President. Even Cheap publicity today costs big money in this country!!!!!!

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    What can people or teachers do? These things only happen under dictatorship. They are surrounded by a military which serves only to the dictator(not for people or nation) and a group of armed EPDP thugs. Unless Sinhala masses realise the nature of thuggery that the Tamil people have to face in open prison, the whole nation will pay for the loss of the nation and its values.

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    Poor journalism.
    The report says payment was requested “by the school administration”.

    It also says “According to Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) General Secretary Joseph Stalin, the school authorities had informed the teachers that a total of extra Rs. 108,000 was spent on the event”. But no mention about teachers have to pay.

    Before pointing fingers at anybody the CT reporter should interview the School administrative officer and this Stalin guy to find out who originated the request; the Administrator or MR gov. That is how you report legitimate news. Until such information is supplied this report has no value. If MR gov. did so I am totally against such a lowly action. If the Administrator did that for fattening his wallet or to bring disrepute to the gov. he/she should be fired.
    Only thing I see now is the anti Sri Lankan vultures in the forum are having a field day!

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      You are not even fit to be in the Kindergarten!!

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      Poor Journalism is anywhere out of CT.

      You may be living in SL, then you should have experienced that. Hyprocracies are in practice people to believe that media is free but none of the discussions made with Jouranlists are read in local media. Why ?

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      If civil Administration has done the wrong, you want to fire them .. ( you are not entitle to this directly)
      If MR did it, you are “against” it.. Bullsh….t. You don’t want to fire him… Understand your rights as citizen.. You can fire MR directly, and you should if you have any brain… You can’t fire civil admin officers directly as citizens..you can fire politicians..

    • 0
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      Poor Journalism,

      If you cared to read the article in full, it states
      that the School administration and not the department of education have asked the teachers to pay back the extra money spent on the festivities
      It must be the principal of the school who made a unilateral decision to get the teachers to pay, to balance the expenditure. He, being the principal,did not know how to spend within the allotted small budget and he should be sacked with immediate effect for bringing disrepute to the Govt, but who will bell the cat is the question as he may a EPDP strong man. He may be even an outsider, sitting on principal’s chair.Local investigation must be going on in the school and we pity the teachers, who will be transferred to other areas. I hope those poor guys will not get sacked.

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        lw,
        Are you hallucinating? Where did you read “that the School administration and not the department of education have asked the teachers to pay back the extra money spent on the festivities”???
        Rest of your post are all pure speculations! That is why I say this story is poor journalism and has no value.
        Before you “watch” Lanka, watch what you read!

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          Eusense,

          I suggest you go back and read it carefully again. The
          report says Quote” teachers attached to Neduntheevu(Delft) Maha
          Vidyalaya have been ordered to pay Rs.7000/- by the school administration” unquote and continues. You should know that either school admin.or the ministry of Education can only issue such orders to teachers and not any other dept and not even the
          Police. What was specified in my comments is that the Ministry (govt). was not involved in the order. Do not rush into commenting
          w/o reading something in full.

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            Lanka Watch

            Nuisance must be suffering from

            Dunning-Kruger effect which is defined as

            A phenomenon where people with little knowledge or skill think they know more or have more skill than they do. This occurs while simultaneously overlooking and/or underestimating the knowledge and skills of those involved in the task at hand.

            “”I am wiser than this man, for neither of us appears to know anything great and good; but he fancies he knows something, although he knows nothing; whereas I, as I do not know anything, so I do not fancy I do. In this trifling particular, then, I appear to be wiser than he, because I do not fancy I know what I do not know.

            —attributed to Socrates, from Plato, Apology

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            LW,
            How did you come to the conclusion that “not the DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION has asked the teachers to pay back the extra money”? (The term depart. of education is not even mentioned in the article) The article does not give us this information. You are speculating that the school administration single handedly ordered teachers to pay, which has not been verified. The author of the article has not verified that important piece of information from the administration. But when you read the headline of the article which says “Teachers From Delft School Forced To Pay For Rajapaksa Welcome Event” (with MR photo) it implies MR as the culprit here. This is further confirmed by the posts of readers. Do you read condemnation of the school administration or MR in their posts? That is why I call this poor journalism.
            You say “What was specified in my comments is that the Ministry (govt). was not involved in the order.” How did you come to that conclusion when the article has not verified this from the administration.

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            Eusense,

            I have adequately explained that the article stated
            that school administration has ordered the teachers to pay Rs.7000/-each as the school authorities have spent over the allotted budget. This not my version of the story but what appeared in CT article.
            What I was trying to emphasize to you is that only the education
            ministry and the school authority and no one else can order the teachers to pay and as per the report, the school authority ordered the collection and not any govt. source. Is it fully understood now and the matter is closed. I cannot vouch for the authenticity of the CT statement as I am just a participant in the forum.

    • 0
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      So what you sense happened here.

      1). The School administrator was appointed by TNA, not by EPDP.
      2). Teachers appears to be having no problems, it is the teachers union complaining.
      3). Kings Royal government does not rule by favor, it goes by law, The school administrator going to be disappointed after earning wrath of the teachers.
      4). The administrator always collect for him/her self, so what is the big deal here?
      5).If the administrator had stayed within the allotted money Royal government would have, appreciated and respected him. Now the Royal government is going to take legal action against this guy’s deed.
      6). There is nothing really happened. CT is creating smoke, without fire.

      there can be many more. But for our purpose that much is enough. Take your pick. It is your choice!

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        Malla,
        Poor understsnding in your part. Dont waste your time. It is only poor journalism!

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          Nuisance

          “It is only poor journalism!”

          You must be suffering from

          Dunning-Kruger effect

          which is defined as A phenomenon where people with little knowledge or skill think they know more or have more skill than they do. This occurs while simultaneously overlooking and/or underestimating the knowledge and skills of those involved in the task at hand.

  • 8
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    Hey Nuisance, my God what a dumb nitwit you are. Anti-Sri Lankan? This is against the Jarapakse bugger. What is he equal to a country? If you say something against jarapakse, means that is equal to being anti Sri Lanka? I am getting a headache reading your rubbish, you are one seriously stupid man.

  • 5
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    The sooner this wasteful tyrant is thrown out the better for the country and its people. The king is partying at the expense of the poor people. I hope the tamil people will en-bloc vote for the opposition candidate in the forthcoming presidential election.

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    This is a matter that should be brought to the notice of all the
    Teachers in Sri Lanka, through their TU, so they could wisely decide on Voting for a egoistic, power-greedy man who claims to have been
    40 yrs. in Poliics!! He cheats his own Cabinet, having cheated the
    public with his “Chintanaya”

    This is the last chance for the SB Voters.

  • 1
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    As usual. He lavishly spends other people`s money!”That is the way/to be happy and gay!”

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    Teachers From Delft School Forced To Pay For Rajapaksa Welcome Event”

    What better way to show gratitude even at this late stage.
    otyher Northerners need to take a cue from the delft teachers.

  • 0
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    How come only the Teachers in Northern schools are forced to pay for President’s visit expenses, while teachers in other parts of the country are not been forced to pay for his expenses when he visits them.

    Surely there’s something wrong somewhere. We are confused as CT readers.

    Needs more clarification, information and investigation from CT reporters.

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    Ridiculous, shme on you MR.
    Is this the way you raising the salaries of low income workers???

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    DEAREST EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT, USING EVEN EVERY ARTICLE IN YOUR 18TH AMENDMENT
    PLEASE CAUSE TO DO YOUR YOUR BEST AND IMMEDIATELY TO STOP THIS DISGRACEFUL ACTION OF FORCING TO REIMBURSE WHAT WAS SPENT FOR/ON YOUR THAMASHA THROUGH INNOCENT CITIZENS OF DELFT. THIS IS A DISGRACE ON THE FACE OF EVERY HELAYE CITIZEN. ALL TGHIS TIME WE THOUGHT DELFT HAS ONLY DONKEYS, BUT NOW WE KNOW IT HAS MORE E”RAMBU MAADU” (BUFFALOES) ADDITIONALLY. WANNAKKAM PRERIYAWAR !!!

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    We remember Dhuraiyappa’s time. If Anura visits the town, women cannot hold on their saris to the waist until LTTE found a solution to that. Jaffna Library was burned down because Mayor Visvanathan refused receive Premadasa in Jaffna. Whether dictator or democratic one, when the Sinhala rulers visits to Jaffna this was the case.

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