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Recruitment based on proper criteria: Prof. Madduma Bandara

2016-03-02 08:43:09
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Amid the controversy over Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella recommending the appointment of a lecturer, Kelaniya University Vice Chancellor Prof. Sunanda Madduma Bandara said the university authorities had often received similar letters and it was nothing new.

Amid the controversy over Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella recommending the appointment of a lecturer, Kelaniya University Vice Chancellor Prof. Sunanda Madduma Bandara said the university authorities had often received similar letters and it was nothing new.

However, he said the university authorities had to adhere to the propper recruitment criteria despite such recommendations from politicians.

“I do not know why there is a hue and cry about this letter. As university administrators, we constantly experience this. After job interviews, interviewees turn to politicians for favours. Then, these politicians issue recommendation letters. It has happened right throughout. There are also telephone calls. Yet, appointments are made in line with the accepted criteria only,” Prof. Madduma Bandara said. (Kelum Bandara)


  Comments - 8

  • suren Wednesday, 2 March 2016 09:21

    Well said Sir....it is the politicians job to please their constituency and we as Administrators could appoint if he/she is suited these are pretty issues to be made an issue ...

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    C.Ratna Wednesday, 2 March 2016 09:27

    Where did all these press people go during the time of previous regime? Now they make a big fuss out of nothing! They must not abuse their powers and overstep.

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    Bingo Wednesday, 2 March 2016 11:18

    I thought people vote for a change. A good governance. Not king MARA type . So your saying since MARA did these dirty things its OK to keep continue? So many blind UNP fools these days

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    Andrew Pitugala Wednesday, 2 March 2016 09:50

    In the good old days, pre-seventies where there was a better sense of recognition of Professionals the politician would politely say, " meya gena salaka balanna".

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    daham Wednesday, 2 March 2016 11:56

    According to the conversation of the said minister with the journalist this VC has supported MR over MS during the last elections. As such, one can not consider this VC as a principled person.

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    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 2 March 2016 12:30

    We Sinhalese have a proud culture of getting jobs through the back door influences, unlike the other minorities of this nation who get their jobs through merit, competencies and qualifications. This is the main reason our state service is a mess with all political henchies where corruption, lethargy and incompetence is the order of the day.

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    Asanga Wednesday, 2 March 2016 12:47

    Oh..... Really? Then why did you go on a media circus in favour of MR during the presidential campaign in 2015

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    onlooker Wednesday, 2 March 2016 12:54

    Professor your attempt at defending your former Kandy district party contesting group member is unsuccessful.

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