'va varsity will be of no use to Tamils

  • 29 Apr 2005 21:02:07 GMT

    Why Sandman don`t they have the same rights in this country like you and me???

    As much as you have a right to object they have a right to agitate. Your arguments should be objective rather than disruptive. SANDMAN, respect each person, each ethnic group for they are like you and me.

  • 29 Apr 2005 22:57:08 GMT

    The main idea of establishing Uva varsity was to provide higher education facilites to the up country sinhalese peasantry who were lagging behind the rest of the country for lack of facilities. Far back in the sixties, Jaffna penisular had 32 schools which taught for Science A/L while the rest of the country had only 31. If there were any in Uva they lacked the facilities. The upcountry tamils surely should be allowed to apply too just as the sinhalese can apply for the Jaffna varsity. That the students are cheased out it now is a different question. But the emphasis should be on the upcountry peseantry as they are curently disadvantaged. The upcountry tamils can always apply also to Jaffna or to Batti.

  • 29 Apr 2005 23:11:48 GMT

    Leo, this is not about my attitudes towards any different ethnic group.. My problem is with politicians making a mess with every damn thing they touch.

    Is a university a good or bad thing for any location? Anywhere else in the world, the local population would be clamouring to get it set-up. These idiots are trying to find some fault with the concept, making predictions of mal-content like street corner astrologers.

    The upcountry tamils have been among the worst discriminated, particularly by the upper caste tamils, for centuries now. Irrespective of what this moron says, they and their kids will be the greatest beneficiaries from it,long in to the future. It is bloody well about time that they also had the same chances that our kids have.

    What this politikka is trying to do is to make a massive noise about something that is destined to be beneficial, so that when it does, he can claim to have made it happen. This is typical, sh*tty podien politix.

    If you cannot understand that much then what you have is a thinking problem, bud.

  • 29 Apr 2005 23:19:37 GMT

    very much like the JVP.. ehh Sandman

  • 29 Apr 2005 23:22:56 GMT

    Universities are located in civillian centers only for the convenience of commute. Admission is not guaranteed to any one based on ethnic, religious or population density rights. It needs to be based strictly on academic achievement. As the estate sector kids realize that they also have higher education opportunities at the door step, they`ll find the determination to burn the midnight oil and suffer the hardships like we did.

    I despise the kind of interference this idiot is trying, because its intent is purely personal gain, at the cost of the future generations of the very same people he claims to represent.

  • 30 Apr 2005 01:20:57 GMT

    Thonda doesn`t like schools or universities. If more and more youths from up-country Tamils are educated, he is going to lose more and more of his grip with up-country Tamils. How many schools were closed down during the last UNF government in which Thonda was a minister. Did he utter a single word against the closure of so many schools? No. Now, he is against this new University. This is more than enough for the up-country Tamils to understand this opportunist.

  • 30 Apr 2005 01:26:30 GMT

    My apologies, to the incorrect name I mentioned in my post. However, it applies to Thonda as well.

  • 30 Apr 2005 02:03:44 GMT

    True, Kanthun, just like the JVP.

    When politicians mess with education, that should necessarily trigger a massive response from all those who believe in the value of intellectual development.

  • 30 Apr 2005 09:34:15 GMT

    Chandrasekaran`s Hench man did not allowed to get 25% Sinhalese students to Sripada college of Education in kotagala.if it is fair deal then he should let more Sinhalese in Sripada too.

  • 30 Apr 2005 09:50:54 GMT

    Why should we bother. If they do not want an education, why try to stuff it down their throats by force? The other thing is the more intelligent they become, the more land they will demand.