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By Gandhya Senanayake

The government wants to discourage the media reporting on student rights issues and control media that are not heeding to their wishes whilst blaming it on university students, JVP MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake told Daily Mirror online

JVP MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake was responding to a statement made by Cabinet spokesman, Keheliya Rambukwella regarding the police attack on journalists when they were covering the violence by university students at the Higher Education Ministry premises recently.

Minster Keheliya Rambukwella stated that these unfortunate incidents will continue as long as students behave unlawfully.

The government has two motives in attacking the journalist covering the student issues. First they want to discourage the media from covering these peaceful protests and brining forward student issues and secondly they want to take action against those media that is not heading to their wishes whilst blaming it on the University students, MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake said    

This is an indirect threat to the media of our country and the JVP condemns these acts of violence and threats against the media, he said. (Daily Mirror online)
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  • Above the crowd Mr. Saturday, 23 October 2010 03:59 PM

    Mr. Vihanga, Its a broken record, say something new.

    Above the crowd Mr. Saturday, 23 October 2010 04:03 PM

    Make it two turkeys with one shot,Christmas is coming!!

    Rajitha Saturday, 23 October 2010 04:10 PM

    look who's talking.
    I saw what you people (terrorists actually) were doing to the university system while i was in peradeniya.

    anu Saturday, 23 October 2010 04:19 PM

    these uni students building a feaucher for them self with our money they cant be picky

    sham Sunday, 24 October 2010 01:43 PM

    you are the people will try to create the problem for your advantage & when you will failed it ...start to blame others..
    This is the political strategy of JVP

    iddasiri Sunday, 24 October 2010 01:17 AM

    Sri Lanka would have been a developed country by now, if these monsters were not there.

    janaki Sunday, 24 October 2010 01:40 AM

    when I read the comments on unruly behaviour of students its alsways JVP that is blamed. this actually keep the attention away from some of the reasons for students to agitate.
    first it is true all university students federation is behind organising protests but why the majority of students support it by participating or being silent?
    second it is not only JVP is active in mobilsing university students other political parties, including the one at power at present. we have seeing how students were taken away in vehicles for the campaing of the government. students those who lead the unions support their interested political party think they can ensure their job by creating problems and showing their good support. some fights are instigated by them and the blame is put on JVP later.

    janaki Sunday, 24 October 2010 01:48 AM

    why students are supporting unruly behaviour of the few?
    those who support govt. promises them good jobs so it doesn't matter theye complete the degree or not.
    university students are adults but most of the rules created by university authorities are there to curb student activities and their mobility
    favourations for selected students by university authorities is another problem
    many universities are lack of facilities to equip students with good skills
    students have a less space for organising activities that will enahnce their acdemic skills or knowledge and instead encouraged to organise 'politically safe activities' such as musical shows.
    when students complain their grievences to university authorities, very often actions are not taken and students are angry.
    those who are interested in university student's unrest and unruly behaviour should pay attention to these as well!

    Dinesh Sunday, 24 October 2010 06:19 AM

    Don't be stupid Mr Dissanayake, what ever the students issues are, they have no right to barge into the ministry of higher education and make a racket, and Janaki don't you or can't you understand the basic fact that the IUSF is mobilized by the JVP your anti government rhetoric won't work all the time. How come the university students are making a fuss even when the UNP and UPFA are in power? It's because they are run by the JVP. University students don't mean they are above the law. They should be charged duly and they should not be allowed to study at the universities again.

    The Liberal Sunday, 24 October 2010 07:08 AM

    very few sadly talk about the disease that is Tharunayata Hetak that is spreading into the uni system. It will be a bigger problem than JVP unions. keep that in mind as well readers.

    menaka Sunday, 24 October 2010 09:11 AM

    hey, too bad this scenario is not very much in your favour to sling mud :P

    patriot Sunday, 24 October 2010 11:12 PM

    Mr. anura dont pool people. some of student doing J V P pull time.let them to learn. dont do meanless strike , piket or whatever. Thank you.

    pol atha Sunday, 24 October 2010 11:28 PM

    local university student need english knowlege and IT skill. then these guys cannot pool them. if you know both you not blind.

    Udaya Saturday, 23 October 2010 01:55 PM

    Mr. Anura. Please listen to me for a while. JVP is trying to kill three birds with one stome. Those are University education, Government effert of development and Youth leadership of tomorrow. The private universities are essencial for the country those who not selected to the universities to have higher education.

    ester Saturday, 23 October 2010 02:24 PM

    u JVPers ruin universities and student lives!!!
    let the student carry their education and not forced for your propaganda !!!

    Ishan Saturday, 23 October 2010 02:47 PM

    Mr Anura, Please do not destroy universities. Your idiot students unions should be eliminated...

    vihanga Saturday, 23 October 2010 03:03 PM

    suba anagathayak

    Ranjan A Saturday, 23 October 2010 03:04 PM

    These are the consequences as per mahinda Chintana and the 18th Amendment


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