The stretch of Galle Road, from Kollupitiya Junction to Lotus Roundabout in Colombo 1 has been closed because of a protest march by university students was heading towards the Temple Trees, police said.
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Anja Thursday, 23 June 2016 04:16 PM
Gentlemen who commented here have money to send their children to SAITAM or beyond that to get the MBBS yet rural parents do not have money even send children to government university thus show that your wearing trousers which deservrs to wear via DM Android App
citizen Thursday, 23 June 2016 04:25 PM
we never asked anyone to close government universities, government universities should be there, and private universities also should be there. thats what we call a social market economy. whats wrong in having both private and government education institutions
Dumbo Thursday, 23 June 2016 04:48 PM
Even in developed countries, there are so many deserving and brilliant students who are unable to go to university as their parents cannot afford. So why should a poor country like ours spend money for these students to waste. So free education for university students should be done away with and loans given for deserving students
Sharon Thursday, 23 June 2016 06:51 PM
Ayale Yana ratak via DM iOS App
kk Thursday, 23 June 2016 07:44 PM
always do not blame students. via DM Android App
podda Thursday, 23 June 2016 07:55 PM
unbelievable government thugs can waste colossal amount of taxpayers money nobody whimpers. But when students go against underqauilfied university everybody starts crying about their tax money. Im sure most of these internet pandits would have been plucking coconuts if free education wasnt there. via DM Android App
Lakmal Kahawela Friday, 24 June 2016 12:04 AM
Like in UK students should be given a Student Loan which they should pay back monthly according to their income. That means if job can not be found no repayment. If the student goes abroad for employment he or she should pay much higher instalment
Truth Friday, 24 June 2016 03:09 AM
Well said banji
Cobra Friday, 24 June 2016 06:48 AM
Why do you think they are protesting? They are afraid th soon they will have to pay for their education!
Joe Friday, 24 June 2016 07:04 AM
Over to you parents to look into what their so called University child is doing without studying and the hard earned money
JANATHAWA Thursday, 23 June 2016 03:27 PM
These students has entered university to study how to protest and get a "graduation in protests", so what they are doing in streets now are to gain their practical knowledge for graduation. So people should not worry or take any serious of these fools forever......as they will be in streets even after they are out of the university, sorry for their parents and their hard earn money....
annoyee Thursday, 23 June 2016 03:47 PM
Free things always make people more greedy.
citizen Thursday, 23 June 2016 03:47 PM
while wasting peoples tax money, wasting others time.
Dumbo Thursday, 23 June 2016 03:48 PM
If they were paying with their or their parents money they will not go on protest marches. It's public money that they are wasting. The Govt. should get all students entering Universities to sign an undertaking saying they can't take part in strikes/protests etc. during university hrs. What a colossal wastage of tax payers monies on these ungrateful students.
gost Thursday, 23 June 2016 03:54 PM
while you studying you protest !! while searching for a job , you protest !! while working , again you protest !!! .
banji Thursday, 23 June 2016 03:54 PM
result of free education.. and waste of our tax money... let these fools fund their own via DM iOS App
Basnayake Ramani Friday, 24 June 2016 08:52 AM
You guys are writing comments and insulting University students without knowing the truth behind private medical education in this country. Up until now we have the best medical treatments in this country despite meager facilities provided by the government. This is mainly because we had the best brains in this country as medical doctors irrespective of their financial situation. This is also due to free education. If you check the A/L qualifications of those medical students in SAITAM, most of them were not selected to any course in any of the state universities in this country. Their Z-scores are way below the cut-offs for university entrants while the State Universities need Z-scores over 1.8 minimum. All those SAITAM students are children of of well connected and well-to-do parents. Therefore after passing out they get unauthorized illegal assistance from their parents, most of whom are consultant medical practitioners, to do postgraduate studies and become consultants.
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