Psychotics can’t destroy university education
Public Management Reforms Minister Navin Dissanayake said that the
Government would not permit a few psychotics to destroy the university
education system and use university students as pawns to realise their
narrow political objectives.
“There is a clear political hand behind the current incidents in
The JVP backed Inter University Students Federation is mainly behind
these incidents, as this is the last battleground for the JVP in
universities. Therefore, they don’t want to let go,” the Minister told
the Sunday Observer .
The JVP backed students union is all out to harass youth and
politicise them. They provide a propaganda and use them as bart.
This is what is happening in universities at present. However, the
vast majority of university students are against it and reject it, he
said. Of the total number of nearly 20,000 university students, the
students union has around 10 percent, about 2,000 students.
However, they attempt to show that all university students are
involved. The Government is well aware of it and President Mahinda
Rajapaksa is successfully meeting this challenge.
The Government’s university system caters to the youth in the
Of the total number of students who sit the GCE (Advanced Level)
examination, only 10 percent qualify to enter universities. This is the
cream of the society.
The cream of our intellectual base is in the universities. The
Government has a responsibility on behalf of the university students and
educates their parents too.
The Government will not leave any room for psychotics to destroy the
university system. At present, the students are taken into the JVP union
by force. The students also face various forms of inhuman ragging.
President Rajapaksa has assigned Higher Education Minister S.B.
Dissanayake a task to put an end to ragging.
When steps are being taken to prevent these unruly incidents, certain
elements may reacted.
When the Government does something, they react and become more