Faulty Indian made computer in use for six years - A/L results scandal

  • 2 Jan 2006 20:19:32 GMT

    Do not blame the machine; blame the people who used it. They should do a proper audit every time before it use. We shouldn`t let a machine to decide the future of thousands of students. Instead of importing luxury cars for useless politicians, get some high quality devices.

  • 2 Jan 2006 20:27:32 GMT

    I agree that the PEOPLE behind the machines is more important than the machines themselves. To my mind it is also return karma for past injustice to Tamils at the University Entrance level.

    Logically speaking, those who felt that at policy level University Education was subjective and biased, would have sought `other` avenues to get credits from wider society. Hence the weak management of the Higher Education system. Truth always prevails.

    Gaja Lakshmi Paramasivam from Australia

  • 2 Jan 2006 20:39:19 GMT

    Dear Gaia,

    Could you explain the relationship between Karma and University entrance? University education is always subjective and the students who work hard will have the marks to access free higher education. Cut off marks will decide who should share the limited recourses.

  • 3 Jan 2006 03:09:48 GMT

    This can happen if there is dust in the scanning surface. The computer might not have been properly maintained. It is very easy to blame a computer for any mistake - as it does not fight back!

  • 3 Jan 2006 05:58:43 GMT

    Dear Newbie,

    Thank you for your response. As per the news report, the areas primarily affected are Sinhalese areas. At the departmental level it is the Department of Education, through which the old discriminatory system was practiced.

    To the extent Tamils genuinely suffered pain - whether it was caused intentionally or unintentionally - the `other` side would belong to the majority who benefited from the subjective system. If man does not correct it expressly and consciously - God corrects it at opportunity level and sometimes through machines - especially machines from spiritual India :)

    Once pain is brought down to cost level - there is automatic benefit created. Those who take those benefits without ensuring that it is their earned benefits - will have to pay it back with interest - one way or the other. Our systems try to balance these costs and benefits on the basis of our work. But there is a `Common` element that is controlled by government which is the greater challenge.

    love

    gaja

  • 3 Jan 2006 06:05:13 GMT

    Don`t blame the computer. Check who wrote the software.

  • 3 Jan 2006 06:18:34 GMT

    Gaja Lakshmi,

    Soft wear malfunction and Karma what a theory! No wonder there are members of this forum who praise you belonging to the same Diaspora. The difference between an uneducated Singhalese Chauvinist and you is that you speak and write in good English and your are a Tamil.

    For your information the discrimination of Tamils to enter Universities in Sri Lanka occurred only for few years less than 5 years, over the last 57 years of Independence from British and only during the time Mrs Sirima Bandaranayake became the Prime Minister in 1971.

    There is no discrimination today media or ethnic wise. I have already posted relevant facts in reference to discrimination of Tamils in Sri Lanka on University admission on this forum and I would not hesitate to do it again and also certain elements I refrained form posting. I challenge you to disprove the facts if you are ready.

    It is good that we have the opportunity by Internet to bring facts to the world which we did not have two decades ago,counter attacking mendacious propaganda of people like you.

  • 3 Jan 2006 18:01:02 GMT

    Dear Gaja.

    There were automatic benefits created for some students and those benefits are not truly earned by them, but the spiritual machine assigned those benefits erroneously due to some fault.

    Latter, they found those benefits are not belong to them and raised this issue to Education department and they found the problem is the computer. So, the department is taking corrective measure to find the true owners of those benefits. Fortunately, it happened to Sinhalese students and department is using a brainless machine to read this answer sheets. So, there is no discrimination and nothing to do with ethnicity.

  • 3 Jan 2006 18:13:24 GMT

    ``For your information the discrimination of Tamils to enter Universities in Sri Lanka occurred only for few years less than 5 years, over the last 57 years of Independence``

    really, does that also include the number of folks who joined the liberation movements, fled overseas etc because of conditions in the island. when exactly was standardisation `officially` dropped.

  • 3 Jan 2006 23:31:10 GMT

    Thank you Magha for responding. When you failed to respond to my other postings addressed to you, I began to think that you had conceded victory to me :)

    You say `Soft wear malfunction and Karma what a theory! No wonder there are members of this forum who praise you belonging to the same Diaspora. The difference between an uneducated Singhalese Chauvinist and you is that you speak and write in good English and your are a Tamil.`

    Would you like me to teach the Singhalese Chauvinits some of my Western culture - so they would write as well as I do? Why don`t we ask for a Separate Sinhala Section in this forum - so we get supported by the wisdom of these Singhalese - expressed through language experts like you? That would even out the Tamil Eelam cries from the Tamil dispora.

    `For your information the discrimination of Tamils to enter Universities in Sri Lanka occurred only for few years less than 5 years, over the last 57 years of Independence from British and only during the time Mrs Sirima Bandaranayake became the Prime Minister in 1971.`

    Magha, education is a fundamental investments for Tamils and when you even `look` in that direction you affect the Tamils. The five years of administration has given you 50 years of bad karma. Accumulated with the Sinhala only karma - it resulted in war.

    You say `There is no discrimination today media or ethnic wise. I have already posted relevant facts in reference to discrimination of Tamils in Sri Lanka on University admission on this forum and I would not hesitate to do it again and also certain elements I refrained form posting. I challenge you to disprove the facts if you are ready.`

    Magha, I am well past the Administrative stage where facts are used. FACTS are raw data without life. They are like these machines that broke down. You give YOUR form to those facts and you call it life. Until you connect to my Truth your facts are like parts of a machine. They are in egg stage when I, the victim call them facts. They develop into embryonic stage when you - the beneficiary / perpetrator add your facts to mine. When we raise this to the higher level to cover both our families, we have Truth - our own Baby. To use Vice Squad`s langauge - FACTS are Black. Truth is White. We need to go through the rich grey area of life to raise Black FACTS to White Truth.

    You say `It is good that we have the opportunity by Internet to bring facts to the world which we did not have two decades ago,counter attacking mendacious propaganda of people like you.`

    Ah! this is where you make your mistake Magha. Just as well you use pseudo name in this forum. You should be bringing Truth to the World in YOUR form and not FACTS. This is why we have intellectuals leading our nations. Everyone who brings FACTS from the past is confessing to stagnation. No thank you. I like my policy area - where I do not have to prove anything to anyone - not even to myself because I am the Truth in Policy area. When outsiders see me - they ought to be able to give their own form to what they `see`. That`s the respect I have for `freedom` of thought.

    love

    gaja