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Everyone's passing the ball regarding the A/L fiasco: Thalatha

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UNP Ratnapura District Parliamentarian Thalatha Athulokarala speaking to Daily Mirror online today said that the government is not taking responsibility in the recent debacle regarding the Advanced Level results.

"Who is responsible for this mess? No one knows because all those in power keep passing the buck on each other, it is the lives of the children these people are playing with. I have been a part of this system and we know what a lot of hard work goes into this exam, it is the one most defining moment in a child's life and this government made a mess of it," she said.

Athulokarala went on to point out that children had utmost faith in the system and that has eroded due to the negligence of the authorities."The children have throughout the years kept their fate in the hands of those in power to give them results that were fair, but today that faith has been lost, the confidence that a child, parent and the public at large have towards the government has eroded, it's one of the most pathetic instances of total government failure," she said.

The UNP reformist group MP went on to ask as to why over hundred thousand children should pay for the mistakes of a few. "Why should the children suffer? they are the future of our country and the actions of the few of those who can't do their job properly has made all of these children suffer," she said. (Hafeel Farisz)

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  • chulan Thursday, 29 December 2011 05:13 PM

    TOO many Heads to lead Education System(Cooks) & spoil the soup !

    BAVANA JOHN Thursday, 29 December 2011 06:33 PM

    What to do?????? Everything is depend on Politics! This is life of Youngsters & future of the country all the way government is playing on their life! So far no one is taking response!!!!!!!

    savith soori Friday, 30 December 2011 01:23 AM

    Thank you Madam for your kind concern about the students of Sri Lanka.

    MArk Friday, 30 December 2011 01:29 AM

    Well Said!

    Ranjith Friday, 30 December 2011 01:56 AM

    New way of collecting Taxes,
    1. Dengi fines 34000000?
    2. Seat belt fines and bribes
    Now re correction fees in Millions, Jolly good

    LOLA Friday, 30 December 2011 02:00 AM

    Well said

    Gallage Friday, 30 December 2011 02:34 AM

    These pass the ball...! But your regime shot the ball of education! Don't you remember?

    namaska Friday, 30 December 2011 04:03 AM

    The future of a whole batch of AL students ruined due to political bungling.
    There's no piont in trying to find out who is responsible. Sack the Education Ministry Secretary immediately.

    Janaka Friday, 30 December 2011 04:22 AM

    People voted for them, they get what they deserve.

    Giniwelle Friday, 30 December 2011 04:24 AM

    Same thing can be said about the fiasco at Sirikotha.

    nimkop Friday, 30 December 2011 05:30 AM

    You and I can understand the gravity of this problem. After all according to minister Rambukwella, majority of people have voted to for these ministers....so conclusion is people are responsible for this mess( according to Minister Rambukwella)

    Aristotle Friday, 30 December 2011 05:24 AM

    Passing the ball (buck) is Sri Lankan culture!

    udeni Friday, 30 December 2011 05:32 AM

    Hope the government and all those who are responsible will be very careful at least next year. We hope there won't be a repetition of this fiasco ever. The people concerned should consider the amount of hard work the students put into to pass the local Advanced Level. It is considered to be the most difficult examination in the world.

    naswaf Monday, 16 January 2012 07:23 AM

    WELL SAID MADAM....

    Bandula Friday, 30 December 2011 06:33 AM

    I am a father of 2011 A/L student. Dear Madam thank you very much talking about this. but we wanted take immediate action against this. Please don't waste time. Ask the Gavenment to cancel these A/L result and go through again with experiance teachers. Not for sinhala teachers to chemistry subject. We will give you our full support , take all the school childran out of the school and Parents against these hora results. Otherwise they do the same last Presidancial election result. we don't need Z-core for falts result

    Nodrog Friday, 30 December 2011 06:35 AM

    So tell us somethinmg new. Show us one Govt who has taken reponsibility for anything willingly

    Australian Friday, 30 December 2011 06:46 AM

    Dear Madam, this is a common desease in Sri Lankan administrators and politicians of all positions, colours, and -*isms. I hope you will act differently when you become a minister.

    Hishy Friday, 30 December 2011 08:38 AM

    Maybe next year we can have the whole bunch take resposibility for the AL exam before the exam is held that they will conduct a better exam and have better people to correct and issue correct results or they will give up their positions and alllow more suitable people to handle the exams.

    fazli Friday, 30 December 2011 08:52 AM

    madam, in the end what you say is pure politics.

    Dinesh Friday, 30 December 2011 08:50 AM

    Can you explain what " shot the ball of education" means??


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