The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Organisation today said that it was in favour of establishing private universities in Sri Lanka and said the move would stop Sri Lankan monies going out of the country.
“We cannot let people or organisations like Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) to act on their agendas and oppose for moves that benefits the country. Students wouldn’t have to spend millions of rupees for universities abroad when there are standard private universities in Sri Lanka,” BBS General Secretary Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thera told a news conference.
He said this move would not only help save money but also save the Sri Lankan society from falling apart. “Some students who travel overseas never come back. Their families as well as the country lose them,” he said.
He also said state universities should be protected from being privatized.
The Thera said that they would initiate public forums throughout the country to garner people’s opinion on education system and would handover a proposal to the Education Ministry in order to reform the present education system.
“The present education system in the country is not up to date and practical. The system is in ruins,” he said. (Jayashika Padmasiri & Lahiru Pothmulla)
BBS is better off tackling real issues like this that affects all Sri Lankans . However they are yet to prove how sincere they are in their intent. Are they targeting the JVP for being inclusive of minorities? Only time will tell. Lets all hope they are growing up to be productive adults. This will only benefit the country.
Neutral thinker Tuesday, 03 December 2013 01:23 PM
It's okay to start private universities for those who are unsuccessful in A/L with 2 conditions. 1) The gov.universities and syllabuses must be modernized with more allocation of funds. 2) There must be good system to monitor and regulate the Private universities.
LankanAmerican Tuesday, 03 December 2013 01:24 PM
At last VERY GOOD MOVE by BBS.
TJ Tuesday, 03 December 2013 01:25 PM
Many job advertisements requires the applicants to be srilankan university graduates. Can BBS do something about that?
k.soysa Tuesday, 03 December 2013 01:28 PM
The government should identify the universities to which Sri Lankans may go, in the U.KJ., U.S.A., and Europe. Only the well-known academies must be identified. Right now, many go with all their hard-earned savings and return with a "degree" hardly worth the paper it is written on. This should have been done years ago. The best alternative to the better foreign universities are academies established in Sri Lanka identified for quality education. At least the money will not leave the country and we will not need to support these useless foreign "universities".
james bond Tuesday, 03 December 2013 01:32 PM
bbs learn buddhism and practice it.
The God Father Tuesday, 03 December 2013 01:41 PM
Will they oppose the women weraing veil in the Private Universities?
Gamarala Tuesday, 03 December 2013 02:51 PM
At last - intelligent thinking by BBS. This should be given priority, Sri Lanka is already behind in this, when compared to Malaysia and even the UAE, they got a head start a few years ago while we were doing nothing. I hope its done post haste. So many of our bright youngsters never go back to Sri Lanka once they graduate from n foreign Universities.
Saradial Wednesday, 04 December 2013 03:41 AM
marikkar Wednesday, 04 December 2013 08:11 AM
Denial all the way in the darkness of the night and Miguel during the day light
investigatoror Wednesday, 04 December 2013 09:13 AM
one one good thing from bbs.
Chan Wednesday, 04 December 2013 11:38 AM
Yes, good thinking, but whether bad or good thinking, it has been always in line with GOVT thinking.
SL Wednesday, 04 December 2013 12:35 PM
You are very correct.
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