Ragging students assault teachers

18 June 2012 05:09 pm - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Buttala police today arrested four AL students on charges of having assaulted several teachers of the Buttala Uva Pelwatte Maha Vidyalaya, when the teachers had intervened to stop the ragging of the newly admitted students.

An injured teacher was admitted to the Buttala Base Hospital while another teacher was discharged from hospital after treatment.

This incident had happened when several teachers had attempted to stop some senior students from ragging new students who had arrived at the school to begin their AL classes. A student who was also injured and admitted to hospital had left the hospital.

Three students of the Arts stream and one from the Maths stream were arrested.

Buttala police are investigating under the direction of the Senior DIG and Moneragala SSP. (Nayanajeewa Bandara)

  Comments - 14

  • What? Tuesday, 19 June 2012 10:12 AM

    I am not convinced this ragging has anything to do with education that is free or not free; and the really talented and the educated lot do flee for better shores. That is the question to investigate. Rehabilitation camps, Rohan? How about proper parenting and vigilant school administrations to begin with? And all of that supported by education ministry personnel who monitor and support the schools?

    Doe Tuesday, 19 June 2012 10:46 AM

    Agree! Just ask your son or daughter about the number of periods they got teachers. It is 3,4 but never 8 in most schools.

    Hasthi Tuesday, 19 June 2012 04:47 AM

    No doubt we should implement a 'zero tolerance' policy and punish the culprits in a manner that it becomes a serious detterent for others.

    I also believe social disparities should be narrowed so that students from low-esteem mind sets do not use the opportunity to try and 'level' disparities. If this is a major reason, I think it is best the affluent realise this malady and contribute to the social upliftment of those who are less well off, but not do so as a charity, rather a social obligation towards there own generations to come.

    Daya Tuesday, 19 June 2012 04:51 AM

    just get ragging in to the school system is not good. While less than 18yrs considered as minors and let one or group of minors intemediate several other minors is something serious in nature. Need action to educate all of them involve rather than solely depend on punishment.

    John Tuesday, 19 June 2012 04:58 AM

    ....and freely educated doctors now fleecing those of us left in SL?

    Neomal Tuesday, 19 June 2012 05:38 AM

    This shows that Raggers will next be Thugs. Society has too many thugs as it is. Ragging must not be excused or tolerated.

    Dee Tuesday, 19 June 2012 05:41 AM

    Result of free education "Free = No Value"

    Minister Tuesday, 19 June 2012 05:43 AM

    Signs of prosperity!!

    Sarath Tuesday, 19 June 2012 05:49 AM

    It is disgraceful and these students deserve severe punishment. However, as a matter of fact, in some schools, principals are unable to send teachers to classes for each period of the day on time. If the timetable is strictly run, students don’t find time to organize and involve in unnecessary activities. The principals should give the priority for children’s education and their discipline. At least now they should seriously think whether they should continue those unwanted extra functions, beautifying school and pleasing politicians. This is only one incident that reflects downfall of the school education system.

    xlntgson Sunday, 24 June 2012 10:27 AM

    Teachers should please pupils to continue in job this is the new trend in many schools. They bring a voting system!

    rohan Tuesday, 19 June 2012 06:05 AM

    punish these students,send them to rehabilitation camps.

    Sumedha Monday, 18 June 2012 05:21 PM

    Zero tolerance for ragging. No questions (let's be clear...except for the question that ragging indeed took place) asked.

    It's improved a little, but we can do a hell of a lot better.

    Sen Monday, 18 June 2012 05:28 PM

    Free Education used at it's best.. !! Where is Sri Lanka heading?? Most of the educated [through free education] are abroad either through government scholarships or through job and none aren't returning.. Tamils claim discrimination as reason, sinhalese claim cost of living as reason.. so who is going to build this country?

    SF Wednesday, 20 June 2012 07:39 AM

    Have to stop it now for better tomorrow or tomorrow will be a disaster.


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