Sri Sri may return Honorary Doctorate to SL Uni

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The Art of Living may return the honorary doctorate conferred on its founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to the Open International University for Complementary Medicines (OIUCM) in Sri Lanka, after Express reported that the university does not have any statutory recognition.

“The (Express) article came as a surprise to us. We received a message that they wanted to confer a doctorate on Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

Sri Sri did not even go himself to receive the doctorate although the First Lady of Sri Lanka did the honours at the event. We are considering returning the doctorate,” read a statement issued by the Art of Living on Wednesday.

The spiritual leader was awarded a doctorate in holistic medicine by OIUCM in 2006. On Tuesday, Express reported that doctorates and degrees of this university were being sold through agents and other dubitable institutions. (Indian Express)

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  • nl Thursday, 14 August 2014 04:46 PM

    follow us otherwise return via DM Android App

    Perumal Friday, 15 August 2014 02:34 AM

    [quote name="Saskia"]Thank you very much sir. You have showed your spirituality by doing this.[/quote]
    Oh, no! grab it for there may be gold in it because the golden lady is involved!!!!

    Muttha Thursday, 14 August 2014 05:51 PM

    How come the First Lady be at a function of an institution with dubious record. via DM iPad app

    CITIZEN Friday, 15 August 2014 09:02 AM

    He would have got to know how our own "Acharya"thuma got it and then felt ashamed!!!

    MrRetort Friday, 15 August 2014 11:55 PM

    Sri Sri can you please pass it on to our Dr. Silva of Dutugamunu clan.

    Mason Thursday, 14 August 2014 01:18 PM

    SHAME. Honorary awards from Sri Lanka appears to be cheap.

    fedrick Thursday, 14 August 2014 01:51 PM

    All the degrees in Sri lanka same. Many University Lecturers are getting PhDs from freely from their own University and even husband gives PhD to Wife. Check inside Sri Lankan Universities. It is a hell of corruption now.

    Saskia Thursday, 14 August 2014 09:53 AM

    Thank you very much sir. You have showed your spirituality by doing this.

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:04 AM

    Looks like their is never a humbug without involvement of the ruling regime.

    Ranjith Silva Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:09 AM

    It takes time to understand some work.

    Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:31 AM

    Art of coning?

    Diaz Saturday, 16 August 2014 03:34 AM

    What goes around comes around...ha...ah...

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