Sign of an outside force influencing HNDA students

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There is evidence to suggest that an outside force had influenced the students of the Higher National Diploma in Accountancy (HNDA) during the protest on October 29, Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella told Parliament yesterday.

He said there had been some people from Kandy among the students at the protest outside the University Grants Commission Office (UGC).

The minister said the students were aware that the government had taken steps to reactivate the circular 46/90 on awarding degree status to the HNDA course and pointed out that this could be confirmed in the statement issued by the students' union convener on October 29.

"It is nothing but a joke for the students to stage a protest when the government had already decided to meet their demands," he said.

He recalled the crisis was the work of the previous regime which cancelled the degree status of the diploma course.

A heated argument between the minister and Chief Opposition Whip Anura Dissanayake arose just then when Mr. Dissanayake said the decision to reactivate the circular was made after the students launched their protest campaign. (Yohan Perera)
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  • Lal Wednesday, 04 November 2015 03:33 PM

    What are they doing wearing RED band around their head, seems to be part of the RED BALAKAYA of JVP

    nandalal Thursday, 05 November 2015 12:08 PM

    The minister is short circuited. He does not have the guts to state that a diploma cannot be in par with a degree.

    brainmaster Wednesday, 04 November 2015 03:51 PM

    Diploma = Degree is wrong, there MUST be a difference, otherwise the quality of education gets undermined.

    Noor Nizam Wednesday, 04 November 2015 04:42 PM

    Under the yahapalanaya government, the Police has taken to hand powers breaching the "police code" and gone beyond their limits to suppress even democratically peaceful protests by students, priests, civilians and against state and private sector trade unions/workers. Like the custom officials, the police is also assumed as the most corrupted government/public service in Sri Lanka. Politicians when NOT in power accuse the police of much brutality misbehavior which should in deed challenged and brought to book, but once they come to power, they shield and defend them with long stories to suite the situation that can help those politically in power to take revenge against their political opponents. Recent incidents in general and the parliament have proven this situation very openly and clearly. "THE MUSLIM VOICE" totally, fully and vehemently CONDONE and OPPOSE the Police brutality against the University students that took place a few days ago. Noor Nizam "Convener, "THE MUSLIM VOICE"

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 04 November 2015 05:08 PM

    MaRa, Gota, Mervyn all have doctorates also in the same method.

    Prometheous Wednesday, 04 November 2015 08:44 AM

    So now yahapalanaya is also crying conspiracy?

    simon Wednesday, 04 November 2015 09:38 AM

    Diploma = Degree Then why anyone should sit for a Degree . There is a big difference when someone earns a degree and a Diploma .

    rawer Wednesday, 04 November 2015 10:18 AM

    awarding degree status to the HNDA course !No need to study had at the A - level

    Pemawathi Silva Wednesday, 04 November 2015 10:19 AM

    Ona gonekuta puluwanne mahaththayo protest karanna. Outside force awashyamada?

    nan Wednesday, 04 November 2015 10:56 AM

    yanne koheda malle pol

    Nayana Wednesday, 04 November 2015 11:04 AM

    Everything and everyone in this world is influenced by someone. Your time is nearing!

    lkboy Wednesday, 04 November 2015 11:30 AM

    No. its fact.

    YAMADUTHA Wednesday, 04 November 2015 11:56 AM

    Are you now hsppy hammering heads of ours as it help to gram nationsl resources by the You and YAMA bunch.

    poraa Thursday, 05 November 2015 10:55 AM

    Mr. Nidimathaya.. you will say later china and Russia behind this protest...

    Prem Nath Thursday, 05 November 2015 11:02 AM

    All Mahinda"s influencing?

    kan Wednesday, 04 November 2015 12:38 PM

    Why some one endangers his/her own life for "an outsider"?

    Raj Wednesday, 04 November 2015 12:40 PM

    The way things are going A/L students will demand that their qualification be recognized as a degree!!

    Grace Wednesday, 04 November 2015 01:03 PM

    Outside influence ...then check Wimal W ....he was organising things like this when he was a member of JVPThrough university under graduates ....

    Rasheed Wednesday, 04 November 2015 01:24 PM

    Yes, protest can make anything equivalent. Very soon Nurses will protest and they will be equivalent to MBBS.


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