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`