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The Higher Education Ministry has instructed university authorities to explore the possibility of setting up a system outside their purview, as in India, to entertain complaints by freshers subjected to ragging, Minister Lakshman Kiriella said yesterday.

Mr. Kiriella told Daily Mirror that an Indian academic had, at a recent seminar, outlined how the Indian Supreme Court had ordered the setting up of a mechanism whereby aggrieved students could complain to an authority outside the university system.

“India has a non-governmental authority to hear the complaints. Complaints can be lodged online. We have asked the universities here whether it is feasible to have a similar system here,” he said.

He said, “Today, students are reluctant to complain to the Vice Chancellors. They find it embarrassing to do so. A non-governmental authority outside the university system was discussed recently at a seminar". (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 6

  • Sharon Monday, 25 April 2016 09:47 AM

    Very good move. Ragging MUST be eliminated...

    mohan Monday, 25 April 2016 10:51 AM

    also allow third party to report with evidence (video evidence)

    Sincere Monday, 25 April 2016 01:03 PM

    Soon there will be a protest march in Colombo with placards "Ragging aithiya diyawu" !!

    sobers Monday, 25 April 2016 05:15 PM

    Only "Godayas" are behind these ragging.

    kumar Tuesday, 26 April 2016 03:31 AM

    Sri lanka should learn to think on its own instead of following India whose ideas arenever respected by major powers.Only wayto stop ragging in Sri lankan universitiesis to use undercover Police or Army unitsto infiltrate universities as students andcatch the student thugs in the act itself andremove them permanently from higher education and withdraw their passportsfrom leaving to othet countries for ten years.If this policy is adopted then the ragging wouldnever ever show its ugly head again.

    waco Tuesday, 26 April 2016 11:52 AM

    Fully agreed.

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