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A group of 400 University students who were stranded while hiking the Hantana Mountain, Kandy yesterday due to bad weather condition were rescued by the Army this morning, army said.

Army Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said that some 40 students were admitted to the Peradeniya hospital.

  Comments - 18

  • Senaka Monday, 17 December 2012 10:09 AM

    Some of them didn't like army training. If they had army training this wouldn't have happened. When they were in trouble only the army rescued them and not the student unionists.

    Goraka Bilin Tuesday, 18 December 2012 09:06 AM

    I think the problem is they misunderstood Amaradeva's song. "Hanthane kandu muduna sisaara, pawanak wee innam" They only thought it was a "Mada pawana" not a cyclone.

    Lobo Tuesday, 18 December 2012 05:18 AM

    SL you sound like one of the stranded students. FYI 'stupidest' is not a word...the proper word is 'most stupid' just like your comment.

    SL Monday, 17 December 2012 01:50 PM

    once of the stupidest comment !

    mamath Monday, 17 December 2012 01:12 PM

    In 9 months results can be seen

    Lobo Monday, 17 December 2012 11:19 AM

    By providing them everything free the Govt has taken away the ability for them to think on their own. Thats why they always rely on someone to help and guide them.

    rima Monday, 17 December 2012 11:03 AM

    All because of military training

    sayed Monday, 17 December 2012 10:52 AM

    Jaffna U students are smarter alow them on their own they know what is good and bad.

    Shan Monday, 17 December 2012 03:29 AM

    Hantaana is ' not so bad' That's why our 'Real Stars' were able to rescue.........

    ASHRAFF NAZIM Monday, 17 December 2012 09:58 AM


    hantan Monday, 17 December 2012 08:24 AM

    sri lankan uni students seems to have lost their way, not for the first time

    Don Monday, 17 December 2012 06:02 AM

    400 uni students is a lot. DM please mention the university.

    OMG-Dallas TX Monday, 17 December 2012 05:54 AM

    Uni students are supposed to e smarter than this.

    Next time when it rains stay in your boarding.

    SL Monday, 17 December 2012 05:54 AM

    Now the Jaffna U students want the help from the Army....

    maharaja Monday, 17 December 2012 03:59 AM

    suba anagathayak. congrats...

    Nodrog Monday, 17 December 2012 03:48 AM

    Free education doesn't seem to have smartened them up.

    Hardball Monday, 17 December 2012 03:40 AM

    Lake of thinking or IQ makes things like this happen.

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