MP Seeni Mohammed Ismail, who was sworn in as an MP yesterday had been served a charge-sheet with regard to alleged corruptive deals during his tenure at Oluvil University as the Vice Chancellor, Minister of Higher Education Dr Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe told Parliament last morning.
Dr Rajapaksa said investigations were being carried out against the new MP by the University Grants Commission.
“This MP, who was Former Vice Chancellor of Oluvil University had used the University funds to maintain his house and to pay his utility bills,” the Minister said.
“I don’t have any issue with the political party this MP belongs to but only trying showing the reality, when it comes to this country’s higher education sector,” the Minister said.
Minister Rajapakshe said a mafia was taking running the University of Oluvil as students have to give sexual bribes to lecturers to ensure that they were successful in passing examinations.
“One lecturer had threatened a student saying that he would fail him if there was no sexual bribe,” the Minister added.
The Minister said there was a peculiar environment in universities as even Vice Chancellors and Deans were pressurised not to take action against those who were caught with ragging.
He said there had been 280 reported raging incidents during the recent times, which included sexual harassments.
Dr Rajapakshe said an app had been created to help students to inform the authorities, whenever he or she was subjected to harassment in the form of ragging. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)
Unchikun Saturday, 9 June 2018 11:43
What about the chargers against you? You are one of the most currupt and slimy MPs in parliament today. We the honest citizens are waiting impatiently to issue you the, yes not the charge sheets but the exit permit.
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Man Saturday, 9 June 2018 11:46
If he had taken action, like this, with respect to Avant Guard case, we would have thought that he is clever in every aspect.
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Pachaya Saturday, 9 June 2018 11:53
So the parliament is a place where rapists , rogues and bank robbers end up. What a country?
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Mohamed Saturday, 9 June 2018 12:10
Eastern Muslims are always in to strategy and 'GAMES". Malayam DNA is very prominent among them and they betray even if you are Muslim and from outside region . Image of Colombo and South Muslims were damaged because these guys - Talk big in Islam and Most of Mawlavi and Qazi ( Muslim Judges ) come from Eastern and Baticalo side . Thinks they only Mulims
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RR Saturday, 9 June 2018 12:23
A foolish minister making statements without proof. People know who u are?
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Ceylon Saturday, 9 June 2018 12:46
Why not yet served for you for so many judicial corruptions ???.
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Waves Saturday, 9 June 2018 12:51
Corruption is part of UNP after JR took over in 1970. Only thing is it is tie coat corruption so nobody talks about it much.
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Richard Saturday, 9 June 2018 13:06
Wijedasa Rajapakse, when are we going to see you being charged for corruption? After all you cannot say your Disneyland jaunt in the comfy of a stretch-limo courtesy of Avant Garde was for nothing?? or those million dollar illegal money deals you are doing according to Lankaenews should go unpunished?
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Ronnie Bugger Saturday, 9 June 2018 13:07
Oh, my gosh. what in God's name is happening to this once beautiful country. Education have gone to the dogs. Anyway, some revelations can be bearable when compared to students going berserk with a gun or sword like the present culture prevailing in the USA.
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Nihal Saturday, 9 June 2018 13:38
PTL gave you 5 million and investigation is on the way
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Shameer Sunday, 10 June 2018 06:47
You could investigate how former Minister Susil demanded 10% commission for Microsoft Laptop Project, how he deprived receiving free laptops to university students... Microsoft went ahead of this project in Malaysia.
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Refaideen Sunday, 10 June 2018 07:56
Before pointing fingers at others look at the mirror yourself. How many parties have you crossed over the years. Why have you earned a nickname deal dasa Doctor.
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jobcyber Sunday, 10 June 2018 10:07
You don't have right to talk about corruption because you are the most corrupted MP in the parliament. sexual bribe? our universities lecture don't know anything about it and why you are pointing the finger toward the Olivil university? seem to be your are under SLMS agenda
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