Sajith calls on govt. to quell tensionJanuary 8, 2012, 9:39 pm
By Ravi Ladduwahetty
UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa yesterday requested the government to quell the tension prevailing in the Sri Jayawardenepura University with the Police, the Armed Forces and the Riot Squad present within the university premises
It was most regrettable that the country’s education sector had fallen into an abysmal low and he sees as arbitrary action of the government which resulted in the threats to the security of the Sri Jayawardenepura University students barely after the GCE Advanced level examination crisis, Premadasa told The Island last night.
It was due to the deployment of the private security which had the political patronage at the Sri Jayawardenepura University which bombed the university triggering the student crisis which has developed into what it is today, Premadasa told The Island yesterday, in what was the first reaction of a UNP MP to the current crisis of the education sector.
Students have also pointed out that it was an infringement of their human rights by bringing in the Police, the Armed Forces and the anti Riot squad into the university premises, he said adding that it had infringed on the students right to study as well.
He also said that the arbitrary action of the Vice Chancellor had led to the situation and there have been a number of decisive actions previously that the government should have taken with respect to the Vice Chancellor. He also stressed the need for the removal of the Police and the Armed Forces from the premises.
Meanwhile, National Organiser of the Socialist Student Union Nalinda Jayatissa called upon the removal of the Vice Chancellor who ruined the student memorial and who dismantled the student unions.
He claimed that the memorial was designed in 1988 and installed in 1992 which was destroyed by the UNP government and again by the incumbent Vice Chancellor. He also pointed out that the Vice Chancellor was not in his proper senses to probe into the virginity of the female students by sending them to hospital and the cancellation of Bhikku students.
He also said that the Vice Chancellor stood against the entire education process of the university and called for his removal.
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