A/L qualifiers without universities

  • 9 Sep 2005 00:14:50 GMT

    What about the join & dessert SL Armed Forces & the STF

  • 9 Sep 2005 05:32:40 GMT

    This is a very bad way of interpriting things...here even the candidates who are with three `S`s are catagorise as university qualifiers...

    so is it fair to say that many of the university qualifiers are without universities...students who score high marks would be eligible for the university entrance...

    its true that we need more uni`s ...but more than that we need to create more jobs in our country for the pass out graduates...

    chao...

  • 9 Sep 2005 13:24:16 GMT

    Just for comparison, India outputs about 600,000 engineering/IT graduates per year. I know this since I was recruiting both in India and SL.

    This is what the JVP wants. Clearly only about 10% of people who qualified for uni will get in. So if they say `No` to private univsersities that means they have 90% frustrated youth in SL and that 90% is ideal for JVP to do its propaganda, recruit and mislead them in life. What a sad state of affairs.

  • 9 Sep 2005 13:41:31 GMT

    Sinhalaya modaya herali kanna sooraya.

    We will make sure our youth and the country will stay up to the above old saying with JVP ideology. Without any shame they demanded to include no private higher education institutes in this country as the 12 point pact with Mahinda.

  • 9 Sep 2005 13:52:36 GMT

    Ahhh Magha: U beat me to it.. not only that - you stole the words right out of my mouth. :) :)

    So much for our so called `Progressive` JVPers.

    KATA PERATA!!

    RATA PASSATA!!!

  • 9 Sep 2005 14:04:25 GMT

    Just to add to what i said -

    What the JVP wants is Caos and Frustration among the youth. This gives more recruits for them. Just like the LTTE. Those youth who join the LTTE are Tamil youth frustrated with the present system. This is the same thing the JVP is doing.

  • 10 Sep 2005 05:34:01 GMT

    Anizam,

    Like LTTE we need to send these JVP guys for some courses to developed countries to open their eyes to learn about education and potentials. They think by taking a degree in Buddhist culture , Pali , sanskrit , Sri Lankan history as they thought before, make them highly educated and they should be given jobs in the government sector. Few years ago one of the very few Tamil Youths I knew from a well to do family(His father and mother both are Tamils but father became a Buddhist) finished an Msc here in States and his field was Labour movements. After his Msc he worked under a carpenter for six months learning the trade. Please ask our University graduate or an undergraduate to do an odd job , to see how they react? This guy educated me about Eppawella Phosphate project. JVP also has the Stalin?s and Mao`s ideology that it is only proletariat capable of writing poetry ,contribute to art, and to the progress of the society and etc. `Kandinsky` is known as the father of modern art. He left Russia after Lenin`s death and Stalin came to power and opened his art school in Amsterdam. You could hardly see any of this great painter`s works in Russian Art Museums today. Unfortunately this inferiority complex is what is ruining our country today. The Marxists of yester years were of a different caliber. They were highly educated intellectuals who did not come to politics because of poverty , racial discrimination, or they belonged to the stupid cast system. Unfortunately the country was not advanced enough to understand what they wanted to say. What JVP doing today is exploiting the ethnic issue to achieve the illusions their former leader Wijeweera dictated as LTTE led by Prabhakara`s schizophrenic ideology (Elam) to establish a dictatorship of the proletariat which is of course theoretically appeared correct but practically failed. If you and I are confused which of the two devils to choose what about the majority?

  • 10 Sep 2005 05:42:56 GMT

    Anizam,

    Like LTTE we need to send these JVP guys for some courses to developed countries to open their eyes to learn about education and potentials. They think by taking a degree in Buddhist culture , Pali , sanskrit , Sri Lankan history as they thought before, make them highly educated and they should be given jobs in the government sector. A couple of years ago one of the very few Tamil Youths I knew from a well to do family(His father and mother both are Tamils but father became a Buddhist) finished an Msc here in States and his field was Labour movements. After his Msc he worked under a carpenter for six months learning the trade. Please ask our University graduate or an undergraduate to do an odd job , to see how they react? This guy educated me about Eppawella Phosphate project. JVP also has the Stalin?s and Mao`s ideology that it is only proletariat capable of writing poetry ,contribute to art, and to the progress of the society and etc. `Kandinsky` is known as the father of modern art. Since you are in USA you might have seen many of his works in Art Museums in Washington DC. He left Russia after Lenin`s death and Stalin came to power and he opened his art school in Amsterdam. You could hardly see any of this great painter`s works in Russian Art Museums today. Unfortunately this inferiority complex is what is ruining our country today. The Marxists of yester years were of a different caliber. They were highly educated intellectuals who did not come to politics because of poverty , racial discrimination, or they belonged to the stupid cast system. Unfortunately the country was not advanced enough to understand what they wanted to say. What JVP doing today is exploiting the ethnic issue to achieve the illusions their former leader Wijeweera dictated as LTTE led by Prabhakara`s schizophrenic ideology (Elam) to establish a dictatorship of the proletariat which is of course theoretically appeared correct but practically failed. If you and I are confused which of the two devils to choose what about the majority?

  • 10 Sep 2005 09:09:07 GMT

    Dear Magha,

    I totally agree with what you said. There is no future for our young generation without private Universities. Not only India but also countries like Bangladesh produces more graduates than we do.

    It is a normal trend that as time goes by every job demands higher qualified persons. In the 1940`s and 50`s JSC was sufficient to get employed in the 60`s and 70 one needed SSC, 80`s and 90`s one needed A/L. And it is no wonder that now one need a basic degree. This in typical in the whole world. In the US I see young people with basic degree working in MCDonalds, Starbucks etc; as shop managers. So is in Europe though it is not yet there completely. But the difference is that in those countries one still can lead a decent life with a job like that while in SL one can`t.

    JVP and LTTE is capitalizing on the unemployement factor. But I believe that our major priority should be to stop this unnecessary war, to improve the economy before any meaninigful developement for the whole country can be inititated. As it is now, we are simply developing the south while the country is still in political limbo as far as the war is concerned. This leaves a detrmental indecisive status of affairs in the local and foreign business community. That again what JVP/LTTE wants. By allowing private education this can be diffused and at the same time bringing and end to the war with emphasiz on a democratic setup in the north.

  • 10 Sep 2005 11:17:07 GMT

    There are no marxist countries today.They all have one mans show. People have no voice no press freedom. We cannot write like this my dear.They are all atocratic.Praba can be sent there for a while to learn a little bit of abc.