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The Faculties of Engineering and National Diploma in Technology (NDT) at the Moratuwa University were temporally closed following a clash between two students groups last evening, police said.

Six students were injured during the clash and two of them were admitted to the Colombo National hospital and the Kalubowila Teaching hospital. (Pix by Rekha Tharangani)




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Kirala Thursday, 17 January 2013 09:09
NDT is not a faculty within the University. It's a separate institute called "Institute of Technology" which is temporarily located within the University premises.
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Mutu Friday, 18 January 2013 04:58
You are correct Kirala, NDT is just a diploma awarding course and not a degree. To be a professional engineer the only way available for NDT holders is to sit and pass the examinations of the Institute of engineers Of Sri Lanka.
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MM Thursday, 17 January 2013 09:31
No end to this problem??? Why University Head/Deen not bothering about this???
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Lobo Thursday, 17 January 2013 14:28
Is it worth the tax-payers money to try to educate these thugs who interrupt the students who do want an education? Like elsewhere, make them pay for their education then they will know the value of it. Those found guilty must be expelled as an example to other trouble-makers.
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Observer Thursday, 17 January 2013 10:45
Hooray.... they are future leaders.
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Nlk Thursday, 17 January 2013 10:55
This is a brutal attack by N.D.T not a clash, DM.
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student Thursday, 17 January 2013 12:13
this wasn't a clash a group of NDT students along with some of their outside ruffians attacked the students who were in their hostel rooms at the time
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Raja Thursday, 17 January 2013 13:21
Kirala, what's your point? As far as I know the degree course was started at Katubwedda well after the NDT course. Both parties are to be. Lamed for the present situation. In the past wise student leaders managed to unite all studens for common good. It seems the current trend of violance in the country, lack of democracy and rule of law in the country are reflected in universities as well.
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Dr.hora Thursday, 17 January 2013 13:44
Raja I agreed. Still Kirala can see it in uni VC office building poster. Those leader can join politics and get a better job.. Like chairman of ports authority....gaining fake doctorate.
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Dr.hora Thursday, 17 January 2013 13:47
Raja I agreed. Still Kirala can see it in uni VC office building poster. Those leader can join politics and get a better job.. Like chairman of ports authority....gaining fake doctorate.
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MG Thursday, 17 January 2013 13:53
This is by no means a clash. It's an inhumane and a cowardly attack by the NDT. Shame on them for attacking girls hostels!!
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mo Thursday, 17 January 2013 14:00
Kirala you areb wrong, Actually Moratuwa university used to be Technical College and its belongs to NDT untill degree started 30 or 40 years ago. But Until very recently both side enjoy their university life well together. Even freshes night were together and etc. I was one of them and we did even think differently. These all differences until you complete your course, when they started the work, its all irrelavant. Whoever tallenetd lead the firm or company. I know so many examples NDT students leading companies. Its stupid to fight for nothing and both party needs to live together. I hope this will be back in this 21st century.
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Tom Cat Thursday, 17 January 2013 15:27
Well educated Engineers and Lawyers and other educated people have no place in this country...
Country has gone for thugs and thuggery politicians
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NIRMAL FERNANDO Friday, 18 January 2013 11:30
MO,You are very correct.Present degree holders were Dip Tech prior to 1972.You should not undermine anybody as all other countries as well as Open university has Diploma And Degree programmes conducting together. VC and his staff should advse both studentsections how to live together.
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Raja Friday, 18 January 2013 11:43
The rivalry between two student groups could be due to lack of opportunities or the competition in the job market. One group see the other group as their enemy, but the real problems lie some where else. These narrow minded students need to be educated on these real issues. Also these students should understand that the higher education is no longer limited to a selected few. There are so many private institutes offering world recognised qualifications. While students at government universities fight each other, students at local and overseas private institutes continue to enjoy a good education. They will be better placed in the job market too.
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sahanaka Sunday, 27 January 2013 05:18
I agree with raja's comments and also I must say they might know about they are taking free education from Government.
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