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Overruling the opinion of the majority, the present unity government was continuing the former regime’s agenda of privatizing state education and the health sector, the Inter University Students' Federation (IUSF) said yesterday.

Addressing the media following a major protest in front of the Viharamahadevi Park, IUSF Convener said the government was making the same mistake as the former regime however in a more speedy and arbitrary manner.

“The Government is carrying out its own agenda with regard to the South Asia Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) by ignoring public opinion. It has also betrayed the mandate given by the general public who was voted for them. Hundreds of students who represent those innocent people are behind this protest and therefore the government should not ignore us,” he said.

Further, he said the police around ten students, including a female student, were admitted to hospital due to the government’s actions.(Thilanka Kanakarathna)


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  • Citizen Thursday, 18 May 2017 04:10 PM

    A national waste speaks.

    Leo Thursday, 18 May 2017 04:16 PM

    Should not ignore you nor take you seriously either.

    don Juan Thursday, 18 May 2017 04:25 PM

    SF is waiting for him. he will shave the guy and rehabilitate

    C.K.Lankaputhra. Thursday, 18 May 2017 05:02 PM

    Their much concern is who voted for whom and who to be brought back. They have nothing to do with the welfare uni students. They are only henchmen who doesn't want to study.

    daily boru Thursday, 18 May 2017 05:11 PM

    UNP policy is to have private educational institutions in the country. They are in power and will not work against the that principle.

    Sugathapala Thursday, 18 May 2017 07:18 PM

    Overruling the opinion of the majority,Majority does not mean around 5,000 lunatic student terrorists and some drunkards who went to Galle Face for money.

    ralahamy Thursday, 18 May 2017 07:25 PM

    Who started the SAITEM is a multi million dollar question. You answer this, and you will find the truth.

    Sona Thursday, 18 May 2017 07:58 PM

    Bring Back Rajapakse to fight these SAITM degree shops.... RAJAPAKSHE the TRUE leader will STOP Nevile

    Selvyn Thursday, 18 May 2017 09:00 PM

    These buggers are a nuisance to students who are really engaged in studies to better their life via DM Android App

    Citizen Ash Friday, 19 May 2017 05:00 PM

    who are you to talk about public opinion. You and your group are a menace to society and public. via DM Android App


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