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Namal should be Min. of Education; Akila

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Kurunegala district UNP MP Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today that UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa should be made Minister of Higher Education if he had given an assurance to do justice to all students who sat their 2011 A/L examination.

Commenting on the statement by Mr. Rajapaksa about the new Z scores, Mr. Kariyawasam said, “Mr. Rajapaksa has assured he will do justice to all students. But this should be a comment made by the Higher Education Minister and not by an MP. Maybe he should be made Higher Education Minister. However we want justice done to all students no matter who intervenes on the matter.”

Mr. Kariyawasam making these remarks at a news conference added that the government should reveal the procedure which was adopted to calculate the new Z scores.

He said the government had turned a blind eye when the UNP first claimed that there were errors in the Z score calculations.

Mr. Kariyawasam said government’s ignorance had inconvenienced a large number of students who are now uncertain about their future.
He urged the government to grant university admission to all the students who qualified for university entrance under the old and new Z scores.(By Sarasi Paranamanna)
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  • lanka natha Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:45 AM

    These are the specimen of future UNP statesmen!! What a shame ? Dont know even to make a rational statement. If someone trying to help those affected students,why the hell making a jealous statement?

    alex Thursday, 26 July 2012 03:15 AM

    you have proved who you are by giving this statement

    Sapumal Bandara Wednesday, 25 July 2012 12:05 PM

    Parliament.

    Chamal Thursday, 26 July 2012 03:36 AM

    I guess yes you should......He is the most educated and wisest PM in the parliament....

    Farzan - Kalutara Wednesday, 25 July 2012 12:18 PM

    This small chop is higher education. It is similar to the burial of higher education which was killed by current ministers.

    Nifrazmaestro Thursday, 26 July 2012 04:26 AM

    Those days politics was totally away from other stuff, but unfortunately at present it's found everywhere, every nook and corners of the country.
    pity to say that, SL will not be a wonder of Asia, perhaps wonder of Africa..!

    Sathutu Dawasa Thursday, 26 July 2012 05:06 AM

    Wise comment by MP Akila. There is certain hidden depth in it . All pluses to Rajapaksha's and minus to ministers. That is the gospel truth most cannot understand this basic.

    Matalan Thursday, 26 July 2012 05:35 AM

    Most comments have got it wrong, I'm afraid. It's very clear MP Kariyawasam said and meant it sarcastically. He's asking shouldn't the Higher Education Minister be saying this? How can a lowly MP promise such?

    Amarathunga Chandika Thursday, 26 July 2012 06:09 AM

    No. Namal is a ideal minister for Women's affairs.

    Kati Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:09 AM

    just because Namal made a comment on behalf of the students does not mean that he should be made minster of higher education. Mr Kariyawasan, where do you come from??

    Manuka Wednesday, 25 July 2012 08:55 AM

    Please don't mess up education system for politics. Appoint some what professional and experienced person. The same thing happen student sat for AL 1997, rank changed some people miss the opportunity at the second release of results. Now the problem is accuracy of the calculation and data entering so all de peoples dont belive the system. So make sure good and responsible administrater. Our universities has a limited capacity, all de people must understand it and must pressure gov to increased number of universities and intakes.

    MAXd Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:13 AM

    Namal lakunu daa ganna talks denawa. den depaarak waradduwe eyage thaththage aanduwamai neda. hariyata katha karanne wena kawru hari mee waradda karala wage. Disgusting!

    jayawic Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:02 AM

    Hello Dear , Then you should be the man b'se you shout mostly .Anyway now this issue become totally mess up due to politics .This is the typical sri lankan style of solving problems.

    human Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:02 AM

    what a comment by this beggar? from 1 comment become a education minster?hahaha ,funny land wonders continue

    Lal Surain Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:11 AM

    Another Ranil catcher dont know what is talking

    Yehiya Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:14 AM

    Time to revise you from UNP as spokeman.

    S.Mhadwa Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:24 AM

    All Politicians are sucking blood of people of this country, by messing all even without respect to justice of court

    nona G. Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:13 AM

    meaning is that Rajapakshas' free hitting and trying to scoring after every debacle.

    Andrew Pitugala Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:30 AM

    Education is the life blood of our Nation. The problem is the involvement of Politicians where it should be totally handled by Academics without any political interferance. Let the present Ministers and anyone who aspires to be Minister first sit the A level exam and do a Post Graduate degree in education.

    mangala Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:25 AM

    Welcome Hon Namal rajapaksha, you can do a good Job.

    Fusion Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:46 AM

    was that a joke Mr. Kariyawasam?

    Ellawala Friday, 27 July 2012 05:22 AM

    Don't be so sarcastic.

    Sapumal Bandara Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:45 AM

    The parliament is amass with jokers. It is extremely difficult to say who is not a joker.

    SB Wednesday, 25 July 2012 10:03 AM

    Bambuwa Thamai...

    raymond Wednesday, 25 July 2012 10:16 AM

    He has done several jobs and got a bad name??

    Devaka Wednesday, 25 July 2012 10:18 AM

    Hello Akila. You managed to get some publicity at last.

    Fair N Square Thursday, 26 July 2012 08:44 AM

    the LAST attempt to fool the masses, sadly the masses of this generation is not as stupid as our politicos.

    piyal Wednesday, 25 July 2012 10:29 AM

    most of us did not understand what Mr Kariyawasam stated
    no point making comment without reading the content of the article - this like our voters mind who see nothing in depth but on top - nothing to surprise they can fool all of us all the time -

    MalindaSDS Wednesday, 25 July 2012 10:49 AM

    I believe it WAS a joke. from what I see here, Minister Kariyawasam was being sarcastic.

    Godagampala Rohana Thursday, 26 July 2012 09:28 AM

    Mr. Akila Viraj, I am sure you are bought by UPFA for a good price, that is whjy you have come with this statement. Correct?

    ANTON Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:00 AM

    It is time to propose Duminda Siva , he forgets things easily.

    indi Wednesday, 25 July 2012 10:56 AM

    you dont know humour

    vj Thursday, 26 July 2012 10:14 AM

    SL Education Goes ................. down.........in 15-20years there will be only Fools in SL....

    ANTON Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:09 AM

    Seems another crossover

    kuimar Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:20 AM

    Hi Kariyawasam., please grow up man & make some sensible statements.

    Pol Haraka Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:23 AM

    if namal itervenes he can solve the problem better than SB, because Namal is the son of president... but i really want to know what this Z score is about, i know there is some issues but the hell is it anyone care to explain.. maybe ada derana u can explain

    Thomas Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:11 AM

    WE NEED ACADEMICALLY QUALIFIED & EDUCATIONIST TO BE THE MINISTER OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
    Akila Viraj, by the way what is your educational achievement?
    Which Grade , which school, College, University??????

    MM Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:13 AM

    Please don't play with heigher education system for politics. Lot of politicians say today education system is not match with the industry need. Main problem with the economy and the education system. Sri Lankan youth need more heigher education. Sri Lanka should have take 60% of student who passed the A/L. For thie there is need of 40 universities.

    Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 26 July 2012 02:21 AM

    Wonder why they called it Z Score in the first place.

    Imran Hussein Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:29 AM

    'Mr. Rajapaksa has assured he will do justice to all students. But this should be a comment made by the Higher Education Minister and not by an MP. Maybe he should be made Higher Education Minister'.
    Cant understand why all these hue and Cry are for?
    Akila asked a fair question, why an MP but not a Minister?

    MERWIN. Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:29 AM

    He should be Minister without portfolio.He can make find solutions to all the blunders by other Minister. or He should become pry Minister.

    Nodrog Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:40 AM

    Its no laughing matter messing around with students lives.

    Yehiya Wednesday, 25 July 2012 11:41 AM

    This is the party one time Ananda tissa,Lalith, Gamini, MDH, Daham, Wikrama Weerasooriya & KW devanayagamspeak onbehalf of media.


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