A collective of academics and professionals today backed ‘Viyath Maga’ organization headed by former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, with the objective of engaging in policy making process of a future government.
Addressing a news briefing under the banner ‘Viyath Maga’, they said their intention was not to rally behind individuals but to support the policy making process which is being carried out by Mr. Rajapaksa, to be implemented in a future government.
Ms. Nuwantha Kulathunaga, a lecturer of the Peradeniya University said they have identified the need for the professionals to get engaged in developing veritable and practicable solutions for the country’s problems.
“As professionals coming from all spheres, we have identified Viyath Maga as the right and the only forum to change the course of the history by working together, to identify issues and propose solutions that will last for generations to come in Sri Lanka,” she said.
She said the current system is corrupt in Sri Lanka and that if it was not changed, finding solutions to economic, cultural and social plights would be impossible.
Professor Ranjith Premalal De Silva spoke about issues in the field of agriculture and said the government continues to curtail concessions to farmers.
He said the Ministry of Agriculture was mulling to reduce the number of fields which are being cultivated, by 20 per cent. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
Manik Sunday, 2 September 2018 19:45
The sticking point is, Gota is not a professional nor an academic nor a literate individual. It seems the criteria chosen to back this propaganda circus initiated by Gota is mind boggling.
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Nimal Monday, 3 September 2018 06:41
Probably the only Professional or Academic backing Gota is GL.
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BSP Sunday, 2 September 2018 19:45
If they are backing a policy making process of a corrupt murderer, what is their professionalism? Where did they get those qualifications - from Welikada, Bogambara or Angoda?
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abc Sunday, 2 September 2018 19:49
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Dhammika Sunday, 2 September 2018 19:56
Basic ETHICS are destroyed by supporting an AMERICAN who has openly said he will not give up his AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP . Its not you who will suffer it will be your children and their children (Your GRAND CHILDREN ) SHAME on you all !
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Ceylon Sunday, 2 September 2018 20:27
Realy????.this can happen only in srilanka.if still dont know in the world,now they know what kind of academics and proffesionals living in srilanka.real proffesionals might have very difficult times when they apply for jobs or citizenship in other countries because world might downgrade srilankan proffesionals qualities.
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ghostlanka Sunday, 2 September 2018 20:31
Servants of the R.Camp starts placing their bets upon their best "derby" qualifications among our best known rivals for a prosperous pocket money as reward IF they win.
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Sanjeewa Sunday, 2 September 2018 21:07
What a joke. 'The current system is corrupt', and they look forward to corrupt Gota for solutions.
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Arthur Sunday, 2 September 2018 21:12
Can't these professional find a leader outside the corrupt Rajapakse family to clean the country of corruption?
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Karma Sunday, 2 September 2018 21:27
What goes around, comes around.
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Sunil Sunday, 2 September 2018 21:30
No true Professionals and academics will ever support any Rajapaksa only pseudo Professionals and academics and crooks will.
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Sandesh Sunday, 2 September 2018 21:33
By working together to loot the rest and completely destroy the country?
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Dr Costa Monday, 3 September 2018 06:39
I simply cant understand what types of professionalism these people posses. To me they appear to be goblins and book worms rather than professionals who are incapable of understanding the ground reality of the country. They are simply trying to cling on to the No. 1 murderer, gangster and looter in the country for political gains
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Sim Monday, 3 September 2018 06:59
What the Academics and Professionals do is prepare a plan for the next ten years for the country and force the government to implement
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surath Monday, 3 September 2018 07:24
What rubbish the murderer of 5 Journalist,like lasantha,Prageeth,Keith noyer, sportsman Thajudeenpeople are waiting until this bastard is hung on a coconu tree with his Billions hung burnt alive in front of miilions of sri lankans Academics my foot,Pigs arse
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joshua Monday, 3 September 2018 07:48
Bunch of nutty professors
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Citizen Perera Monday, 3 September 2018 07:52
It seems they are unprofessional professionals!!!!
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dulan Monday, 3 September 2018 08:12
Word "professional" should not be respected it just means qualified to do a job even this most cannot do properly.
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Ravi Monday, 3 September 2018 08:31
Most of the academics are stereo type people in this country.They have one set of notes and till they retire they will preach the same particular set of notes to all students and others as well. They are not trained to think out of the box. That is the reason they have decided to support person like Gota.
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Sumedha Monday, 3 September 2018 08:41
The title of the news item is misleading. May be few back Gota, but it does not mean that all academics in this country are behind these crooks.
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Samson Monday, 3 September 2018 08:55
Difficult to understand some academics decision to support a non citizen, non academic, non professional corrupt person to take over from the presently corrupt people. God save the nation.
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gamini Monday, 3 September 2018 09:02
very soon the GMOA will also support this circus
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Zub Monday, 3 September 2018 09:03
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renu Monday, 3 September 2018 12:02
If Gota sees the approval and the disapproval on the comments he will have hang himself. Just because you hang around among few University graduates You don't become a professional, Perhaps you are a good operator to make people disappear. You have exposed your caliber during the last regime
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vithura Monday, 3 September 2018 14:51
Let alone professional ethics, not sure whether these so called professionals have any moral ethics at all knowing full well how he committed all kinds of crimes when MR was in power. Perhaps the institutions of which they are members, should have a close look at the membership credentials of these individuals.
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Rumour Monday, 3 September 2018 15:30
I am a real academic from Peradeniya. I do not support this movement. These people do not speak for the majority of us.
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Ranjith Premalal De Silva Tuesday, 4 September 2018 17:37
why cant you give your real name, We are not scared to speak the truth by giving our names. If you are a real academic, give your name and your view
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Konappu Bandara Monday, 3 September 2018 16:56
Who care those pseudo academics?
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Achcharu Monday, 3 September 2018 17:31
I have a feeling this column was given space to acknowledge a genuine feeling or a rising concern. Professionals in the general spectrum of DM seem to disagree or react towards it. very often, I have seen professionals distant themselves from the underlying issues in society as they imagine the 'problem' as it is in 'outside'. Might me the case with the persons in Wiyath Maga, and more so with the persons reading and commenting on it.
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