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It has been revealed that the stabbing incident relating to the Open University’s Legal Studies Department Head Ms. Yasodara Kadirgamathamby had come in retaliation of her refusal to accept the suspect’s assignment that was submitted late, Open University Vice-Chancellor Dr. Vijitha Nanayakkara said.

Dr. Nanayakkara told Daily Mirror Online that the suspect had visited the university about three days before the incident and pleaded with the victimized lecturer to accept his assignment and added it was the  likely reason that triggered the incident.

The suspect -- Shivagnanasundaram Surendrajith -- a doctor and resident of Jaffna is alleged to have brutally stabbed Kathirgamathamby on Wednesday (19) afternoon at the university’s Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty. She is currently recovering at the National Hospital while the suspect, who is assumed to have consumed a sedative soon after the attack, is recovering at the Kalubowila Teaching hospital. (LP)

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  • Ranjith Silva Sunday, 23 June 2013 05:44 AM

    The present Education system without humanity and the Terror culture in North may be reasons.

    Ranjo Sunday, 23 June 2013 07:35 AM

    Terror culture is limited to North (even East)? Thanks DM for letting the comment above, which demonstrate the narrow minds of some people.

    ferna Sunday, 23 June 2013 07:39 AM

    Wonder if it solved his problem. Does he think that they will accept his assignment now ?

    Anjana Palpita Sunday, 23 June 2013 09:29 AM

    When the defence submits its case in the court, we'll get to know more.

    Ajithkumar Sunday, 23 June 2013 10:33 AM

    Ranjith, Terror culture is not only in the North, whole over the country... A Dr, stabbing a lecturer, Police senior abducting and killing innocent civilian, councilor attacking a teacher, councilor's son attacking a principal, and our leaders saying, boys are boys...I think we are not heading towards disaster, we have almost reached there...

    NEUTRAL MAN Sunday, 23 June 2013 11:44 AM

    suspect seems to be a psycho..

    Dilip Sunday, 23 June 2013 12:48 PM

    Ranjith Silva, I agree 100 %.

    taniya Monday, 24 June 2013 03:13 AM

    I'm a student of this LLB faculty and 100% agree with Ranjith Silva. My argument is that both parties had the chance to avoid this unfortunate incidence and both missed that. Flexibility is must for a student friendly educational system, which is not available with a lot of these LLB lecturers in OUSL and they go to extremes (Not All). This has created a hated mentality between both parties. This is a child of that culture. Thanks to god, both are recovering.

    sl Monday, 24 June 2013 04:40 AM

    seems like there"s a greater story behind this!!!???

    Ranga Monday, 24 June 2013 05:58 AM

    Ego battle!

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