Sinhalese appointed Secretary of Education for East

  • 20 Apr 2008 15:41:28 GMT

    [Condemning the hurried appointment of Upual Weerawqardana as the secretary of Ministry of education in eastern Province, P Ariyanarenthiran, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Member of Parliament told Tamilnet that the appointment is further evidence of the Government of Sri Lanka s mission of continued Sinhalization of the east.]

    Mr. P Ariyanarenthiran there had been no Tamil education minister or Tamil secretary of Ministry of education in Sri Lanka in the past, but you people says Tamils are the best and well educate people in this country. Then why the heck you go against this appointment?

    You are a damn raciest, Aren t you.

  • 21 Apr 2008 01:46:01 GMT

    [Meanwhile Mr.Thiyagalingam has been appointed as the secretary of Eastern Provincial Council (EPC) with effect from 16 April by Major General Mohan Wijeyawickrema, the Governor of Eastern province.

    ]

    Thiyagalingam had been promoted, and another experience person in Education had been given his post. The Education system is not discriminatory in Sri Lanka for the last 3 decades . Discrimination in education lasted only 3- 4 years. Tamils from any part of the country can receive education in Tamil language and continue higher education in the same language as well. There is no discrimination of Tamils for higher education on the basis of the media of education which lasted only in 1971 -1972. District basis system was also scrapped and since 1977 with the formation of University Grants commission a fair admission criteria to the universities had been implemented. Due to the war the standard of education had declined in the North and East and students from those areas today get special privileges to enter higher education institutes of Sri Lanka and that includes Jana students too.

  • 21 Apr 2008 02:24:16 GMT

    Well said Magha, all the discrimination related issues are MYTHS like this. Simply they talk of things that are not there anymore. (Look, the HoD of Ruhunu University`s EE&IT department, located in an area of Hadda Sinhala, is a Tamil. There is no problem in it for anyone.)

    Isn`t this news item, the Tamil racism at its best? Shame Shame..

    here are two Eelam proverbs to prove my point:

    -She who cannot dance says does not say the stage is imperfect, rather it s been violated by the majority.

    -He who steals other s land, kills people and then scream `discrimination` at them, gets very far.

    Source Tamilnet.tv

  • 21 Apr 2008 03:34:53 GMT

    [-He who steals other s land, kills people and then scream `discrimination` at them, gets very far. ]

    Very true when you look at what is happening in Palestine for the last 60 years.

  • 21 Apr 2008 05:03:58 GMT

    [More than ninety percent of the schools in the East are Tamil schools, and the appointment of a Sinhalese to this position prior to the forthcoming provincial council elections raises serious doubts as to the motives of the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) towards East.]

    This means that the GOSL loses the value of natural forces based on common belief. Mr. Weerawardene has the high responsibility of showing that all his decisions were calculated on merit basis and not on belief basis. When he fails the test - the GOSL fails the test at the International level.

    Gaja Lakshmi Paramasivam Australian Tamil

  • 21 Apr 2008 05:07:52 GMT

    Magha,

    [Due to the war the standard of education had declined in the North and East and students from those areas today get special privileges to enter higher education institutes of Sri Lanka and that includes Jana students too.]

    Then that is reverse discrimination. That would damage Tamils. I would like to have specifics so we could balance that through private investment.

    love

    gaja lakshmi

  • 21 Apr 2008 05:48:42 GMT

    [Then that is reverse discrimination]

    Nice word, yet those privileges are given to other regions such as Hambantota, Monragala, N` Eliya etc.

    [balance that through private investment]

    Good idea, but before you go ahead, tell me those investments (wink!) you have been making all these years, have you got any returns from them?