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News Image 12522 - Anti- Ragging Bill will be strengthen - Wishwa Warnapala
Wednesday, 21 February 2007 - 6:11 AM SL Time - Some news pictures are worth a million words

Lankan News Photo From : Anti- Ragging Bill will be strengthen - Wishwa Warnapala
ImageHigher Education Minister Prof. Wishwa Warnapala stressed the need for implementing regulations relating to the Anti-Ragging Bill, which was passed in Parliament several years back

In the recent past the ragging in universities has increased to an unacceptable limit. As a fact many students have left the university studies and some times even committed suicide.

One main reason behind the ruthless ragging is the interfering of political movement in to the university premises which operates with outside political involvement. Most of the political factions operate inside the universities tagged as Student`s Unions in many different forms. The main objective behind carrying ragging is to influence freshers (new comers) around the senior student`s political vision and to keep their movement actively occupy in the inter university level and intra university structure.

Addressing the media after the issuance of the Z-score cut off marks, Prof. Warnapala also said that the reluctance of the Vice chancellors` of universities to vest the powers assigned to them under the previous legislations and the increase in the number of violent acts followed by the merciless ragging has caused to introduce this new regulations.

The Prof. Warnapala further said `During our time, ragging was merely something like joking together with newcomers. In the 1960s, we were forced to run in the morning as a part of ragging by our seniors. Today, something more serious is done under the guise of ragging,` he said

`We formulated this Bill, after studying Bills which exist in other countries` he said`

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LK Information  21 Feb 2007 00:24:40 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Hey prof. who are you trying to fool? The objective of the bill is to sideline the JVP that gets new blood. I do agree the campus should be cleaned but a prof. I want you to have the balls to say it.

After all we do value free speech.
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LK Information  21 Feb 2007 00:26:32 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Yes Sir;
It should be done.
Take care of those pathetic losers. They deserve maximum punishment. Even suspension of studentship is OK. Once a batch of those go home, the others will learn the lesson.
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LK Information  21 Feb 2007 00:26:53 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Ragging is depending of mental position. Some people never like that. Some are like, So Somebody can tenure Rag and somebody can?t. If mental position is high, that person can tenure rag, If mental position is low he cant tenure rag.

Some Students who join Universities, they face lot of mental struggle when faced rag, Some students give up university by this rag,

So Ragging is not needed for university, this is the poor method of WELL COME fresher
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LK Information  21 Feb 2007 00:33:53 GMT  Report for Abuse  
In Sri Lanka, those who select for the University doesn't need a special ragging. They have struggled throughout their lives to achieve that.
That's enough.
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LK Information  21 Feb 2007 01:36:58 GMT  Report for Abuse  
ImageHigher Education Minister Prof. Wishwa Warnapala ?????
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LK Information  21 Feb 2007 02:33:49 GMT  Report for Abuse  
If you want to stop ragging, appoint Homowansa and Weeramonkey as Chancellors.
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LK Information  21 Feb 2007 03:05:59 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Must be using his famous Warnapala method!!

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LK Information  21 Feb 2007 03:39:45 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Student Unions & Ragging are mutually exclusive events.
Could somebody high light how this bill will prevent political parties getting control of student unions?
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I actually thought that the ragging in local unis are reducing(according to what I heard from the Colombo campus)....If it is increasing govt authorities should take some action....

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LK Information  21 Feb 2007 09:10:17 GMT  Report for Abuse  
This is great news to us. Ragging is the cause of all the problems faced by Graduates and their attitude

If a political party needs new recruits, the solution is not to Brainwash the young students. If their policies are good, people will join them. But using ragging as the solution only narrows their minds and make them puppets of their leaders. After that they are not open to any new ideas.

The out come is a bunch of graduates who lack innovativeness and they will never become good leaders.

And they are very poor in English, since during ragging, they are not allowed to study it.

And, who says ragging and Student unions are mutually exclusive? Then you've never been to a university in Sri Lanka.
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