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Police beat back student demo

Tuesday, 11 December 2007 - 11:19 AM SL Time
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Police used force to disperse hundreds of unruly undergrads who attempted to break through barriers on their way to Higher Education Ministry in Ward Place, Colombo yesterday.

Students were baton charged, tear gassed and later thrashed by Police anti-riot squad using water cannon.

Ten undergraduates were arrested while six others were hospitalised with minor injuries, undergrad sources said.

The ten students were produced before the Fort Magistrate and were remanded until next Thursday (13), according to the police.

Undergraduates organised by JVP-controlled Inter University Students Federation launched a protest march from the Viharamahadevi Park

calling upon authorities to shift the Buttala Applied Science Faculty of the Sabaragamuwa University to the main university premises in Belihul Oya.

Their aim was to march to the Ministry in Ward Place and set up a platform to begin a satyagraha.

A stage erected by undergraduates was removed by police last Saturday on a Court order.

`We wanted to resume our satyagraha campaign. Police attacked our comrades brutally. Police used Ammonia mixed with tear gas. Six undergraduates including a female have been hospitalised,` Convener of the IUSF Duminda Nagamuwa told The Island.

Among those arrested were six from Sri Jayewardenepura University, one from Peradeniya University, one from the Indigenous Medicine Institute of the Colombo University.

A bhikkhu undergraduate from the Kelaniya University, and another six had been hospitalised with minor injuries, he said.

However, the Director of the Accident Service of the National Hospital denied Nagamuwa`s statement on the admission six students to the hospital.

The students later sat on the road at the Lipton Circus causing heavy traffic congestion. Later, they retreated to their starting point of the protest march opposite the entrance of the Vihara Maha Devi Park.

Chairman of the UGC Prof. Gamini Samaranayake said that these undergraduates had not informed the UGC of the protest. Notice had not been given even of the earlier Satyagraha opposite the UGC.

Several pro-JVP organisations including the National Bhikkhu Front and National Trade Union Centre issued statements condemning the police using force on students.

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gchula99
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LK Information  11 Dec 2007 07:36:28 GMT  Report for Abuse  
JVP backed idiots !
You say so because you are well off and nobody studying in the said uni.
If you had a child studying in same uni and protesting at this time your comment would have been totally different one.
I remembered as a student we marched protested and sat on road and some were remanded.Try to understand non of us are communists now.This is the beauty memories we can recollect as students today and you are branding all them are JVP supporters.


Edited By - gchula99 - 11 Dec 2007 07:37:44 GMT
raigamakolla
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LK Information  11 Dec 2007 08:02:04 GMT  Report for Abuse  
If the JVP back unions are running riots in Uni it is because they have backed the government at the last election. MR government is the root cause of unrest. COL, corruption, nepotism, lawlessness, abudctions, insecurity are driving the undergrads out of UNi onto the road for demostrations. How come there are no demostrations in the Univ of Singapore or Hong Kong. Perhaps, good Pera can tell us.
yakpattaw
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LK Information  11 Dec 2007 16:38:21 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Because over there you have to pay for you education. Subsidies are given to people who really deserve it. Don't compare Mahapola with their system. Maha pola is a waste if it is just given to the under grads who just study Sinhala, Pali Buddhism xtianity etc.Mahapola should cater only to the students who is going to give productive output to the country. In that case even who learns something like Masonry, carpentry, plumbing etc should be encouraged by giving Maha pola. Anyway education in Sri Lanka is free.... But slowly turning the gate in a different angle. Health is free. But you know what I mean........
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LK Information  11 Dec 2007 17:11:43 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Very good
No student trouble whit a terrorist war
If they were to give trouble smash them
costa
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LK Information  11 Dec 2007 18:02:46 GMT  Report for Abuse  
These students are also brainwashed by some sources, some students fall for it when their in Universities some don't.

I have seen good people ruin their lives because of these kind of bad influence,

remembered as a student we marched protested and sat on road and some were remanded.Try to understand non of us are communists now.This is the beauty memories we can recollect as students today and you are branding all them are JVP supporters.


This is true, if you take those things lightly and enjoy it, but some guys goes over the line, and they are out of control.

Student should be in politics, but it should be more intellectual.
The current situation is students are more emotional than being intellectual while doing politics.
costa
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LK Information  11 Dec 2007 18:08:12 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Very good
No student trouble whit a terrorist war
If they were to give trouble smash them


At the age of those students they don't think that way, the biggest thing they see is a threat to their selfs.

A average student will get windup if somebody says they are going to take your education away from you. :) even for a joke.

Which lead to student getting evolved in things other things than studies, which will lead to ruining their education & life. very sad.
And at the end they blame the country and System :)

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LK Information  15 Oct 2010 15:39:46 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Oh..yes,jvp destroys universities......Is that your judgement?
This protest is against the privet universities,and who say it is wrong?Who will suffer from it.yes the poor people.government university students are not coming to universities by raising their hand,they were selected( due to lack of facilities in the country.)And now government try to send them to their houses by building privet universities,is that correct? If you dont think so please think, How these privet universities going to find lecturers?Do they going to import or from goverment universities.......And in the future when government and privet universities compete with each other ,will government pay their same attitude to government universities or will they neglect them? it is not matter to the ministers and .......But it will be a big problem to our life.should we allow it. you may say yes,but I'm not,of course we are not.This is only the begining.....big things are next to follow.....
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LK Information  16 Oct 2010 18:44:28 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Oh..yes,jvp destroys universities


They murdered at least two university professors, one from Colombo and one from Katubedda

This 'Jathiya Vinashakireemay Purogamiyo' must have been destroyed in 1971 before they went on to destroy the whole country. Unfortunately for Sri Lanka, the then Rehabilitation Commissioner was Mr. Leel Gunasekara, who treated these animals like Prisoners of War.

Although we did not like what Dr. N.M. Perera said at that time, he was right on. 'Terrorists must be masscered mercilessly'. We see the truth of this statement when we see what terrorists of the world do today.

JVPers (including ex-JVPers) are TERRORISTS and MURDERERS. All those JVP supporters who live in the west and Australia, please be ready to enjoy it when you happen to be at ground zero when Al Queda blows up something next time.
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LK Information  18 Oct 2010 03:36:40 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Why are these guys so afraid of Private Uni's?
chinwi
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LK Information  18 Oct 2010 18:22:59 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Why are these guys so afraid of Private Uni's?


Because they know their capacity.

It is well known that more capable children are left out from Uni selection due to traditional memorizing system used in A/L exams and many very good children in town areas are left out due to preferable marking system for outstations.

When these chiding get the chance to study in (private or any kind of ) University they will sure outperform most of graduates produced by Govt Unis. Because at the moment most of the Uni students do all the big things but studying.

Private students will do hard working in studies and research caring for parents hard earned money while our fellows fighting on streets leaded by JVP idliots.

Ultimately all the instituted will prefer more professional, well behaved boys and girls as their employees.

These JVP rastiyadukarayas of Unis know this will be their end.

Edited By - chinwi - 18 Oct 2010 18:24:31 GMT
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