The Inter-University Student Federation (IUSF) charged today that the IUSF Convener, Udul Premaratne who is currently detained at the Welikada prison is being treated far poorly than other prisoners convicted for more serious crimes.
IUSF Acting Spokesman, Sanjeewa Bandara who paid a visit to Premaratne said that he is only allowed half an hour to go out-doors and has been detained in a single person’s cell.
“Usually prisoners are detained together unless they are convicted for serious crimes such as murder. However Udul who has not done anything seriously wrong and who has played an important role in attempting to eliminate student suppression and continuously encouraged free education has been detained in this unacceptable manner,” Bandara said.(OJ)
What does one expect being in remand ?? For Udul.... retribution is catching on for disrupting the education of many a poor.
Callistus Monday, 01 November 2010 07:24 PM
I hope this guy and all of his JVP mates read these comments. He should be hanged according to my book.
purohitha Monday, 01 November 2010 07:07 PM
So glad to hear that. It seems the prison officials know how to treat dirt.
sunil p Monday, 01 November 2010 06:31 PM
A lullaby please,
Vikum chaminda Monday, 01 November 2010 05:27 PM
crazy stupid puput of JVP, have a joyful dinner with SF
Third Upire Monday, 01 November 2010 05:19 PM
Politics should have been banned long ago at universities, before the system produced unstable, greedy, self-serving politicians who have ruined the Country. Now it may a bit too late!
True Monday, 01 November 2010 05:10 PM
Poor guy, there is no one to listen... Must be hung..
Senaka Wickramasingh Monday, 01 November 2010 04:39 PM
I agree with you. Yakage hatiyatai wimaane.
nala3 Monday, 01 November 2010 04:32 PM
Mervin's so called injection is at work?
sham Monday, 01 November 2010 04:26 PM
udul became dodal
Rukmal Azad Monday, 01 November 2010 03:58 PM
He holds the world record for the oldest university student. So definitely he needs proper treatment befitting a record holder.....
teri amara Monday, 01 November 2010 10:00 PM
polkiccha you are correct. vijeyweera did this in lumumba uni and nearly got thrown in sibeeria. Malalsekara saved him and sent him to sri lanka.
Rukmal Azad Monday, 01 November 2010 03:56 PM
Well said fayad....in fact we need people the calibre of D.I.G. Udugampola to take care of these useless elements. They are not even worth the air they breathe out of mother earth.
dsr-neckar Monday, 01 November 2010 03:51 PM
Ban politics in universities. Let students to study. Let students to work part time jobs with reasonable pay. If students are trying to fulfill cheap politician’s ambition, send them to Welikada. Do not expect respectable treatment in jail. What you sow that you reap.
Rukmal Azad Monday, 01 November 2010 03:49 PM
I am a former student of a mid level technical college which had a very good output in terms of job placement and overall student performance. The diploma thus awarded was well recognized and hence every student who gained admission was guaranteed of a decent job in the mid level capacity. However this JVP led IUSF somehow crept into the system and within a few years almost ruined this modest institution to ruins. I take my hat off to minister Dissanayake for taking the tough stance against these elements and hope all the leadership would be simply wiped out. Especially this Udul fellow who is more than 30 years of age and still in university – hope he will never see the outside of Welikada for a long while.
dpl Monday, 01 November 2010 03:29 PM
university free edecation is the main cause.you need jail term .please note you are not above the LAW, the UNP politicians are coming to see you for what?
O S - Doha Monday, 01 November 2010 03:14 PM
Why dont make another black or red day for this useless fellow
Rasika Monday, 01 November 2010 03:11 PM
Shall we transfer him to the Merchant ward?????????
MagodisThuma Monday, 01 November 2010 02:43 PM
Very Well Said !.
Afker Monday, 01 November 2010 02:34 PM
He should be hit with the Rot-tan a cane used in Malaysia and Singapore to punish Vandals and disruptive elements who are a threat to society. . This will deter cardboard heroes and lap dogs of JYV such as these from raising its ugly head.
sltk2004 Tuesday, 02 November 2010 03:22 AM
Make him study - that's hard enough punishment for him
D Wednesday, 03 November 2010 05:52 AM
You go to a university for a purpose. If political science is a main subject there is no harm in learning it. But that doesn't give them the right to exercise the subject at will. Anyway once most students pass out from uni and feel the hardships of the real world, they alter their thinking. I think its best that they try to understand what reality is and gear up to face this reality without wasting valuable time
Above the crowd Wednesday, 03 November 2010 02:40 AM
Asfar, You are absolutely right, Govt. should allow private universities to operate ,that will teach these morons a lesson.
Medalankara Tuesday, 02 November 2010 06:02 PM
Ajith Kadawatha, What happened at the Thun Ulas pissuwa. That must be private property no?
asfar Tuesday, 02 November 2010 10:43 AM
politics, ragging, thuggery and all other activities other than studies should be eliminated from the universities. this is the best time. we can do it.
NAS Tuesday, 02 November 2010 05:23 AM
Please keep him in for the rest of his life.
Dilshan Tuesday, 02 November 2010 04:59 AM
I think this guy is not allowing other students to learn . He should kept in the prison .Pls do keep him there .So we can study
RupasingheR Tuesday, 02 November 2010 04:51 AM
Please dont treat this useless "student" at all.
child Tuesday, 02 November 2010 04:07 AM
their student body called IU"SF". all SF should be in prison. this is the rule.. haha..
Manu Tuesday, 02 November 2010 03:41 AM
Forgot your roots, Madam???
Wasantha Tuesday, 02 November 2010 03:40 AM
Nothing to surprise.Features of dictatorship.
Oyage Podi Guru Monday, 01 November 2010 02:25 PM
This newspaper, which reports such stories as this one, should do a fair report on the whole affair so that thinking people might make intelligent comments and ask probing questions. You are not likely to publish this comment because you too have your own political axes to grind. That's a shame, and that's why the transfer of information and misinformation in this country continue to make matters worse. You have a job to inform people of the whole affair of this or that: I think you are not doing your duty in a responsible manner.
Dilan Tuesday, 02 November 2010 03:03 AM
This man is no longer a student since 2008. His studentship has been canceled my Peradeniya Dental Fac since 29th July 2008. He is just a paid employee by JVP.
I am wondering why ppl stil think him as a student. SB know this but he allowed him to do all notorious works. because Udul and IUSF's idiots' works is an advantage for the gov to use against JVP.
Nihal Fernando Tuesday, 02 November 2010 02:52 AM
Please provide him with an exercise machine, colour TV, electric kettle and a bed.
No Name Tuesday, 02 November 2010 02:37 AM
dpl Tuesday, 02 November 2010 02:20 AM
university of colombo must suspend his education for minium two years.. or he must traind in prision be a good citizen to the country.
ajith Tuesday, 02 November 2010 01:47 AM
Let us hope that he hasn't smuggled in a couple of hand grenades and an AK 47 into his 'single person' cell. Otherwise they might have an excuse to shoot him.
seruvila Monday, 01 November 2010 11:39 PM
What you did you have to pay.
kamal nissanka Monday, 01 November 2010 11:38 PM
Is there a body called IUSF.? or is it a name board?
garawi Monday, 01 November 2010 11:20 PM
He has done nothing seriously wrong?? You are joking!! He is reenacting the JVP bheeshanaya! That is serious enough! We do not need a 1988/89 period any more! We need to live in peace!
wixks Monday, 01 November 2010 10:21 PM
What does he want. He is one who has disrupted our poor childern of getting a higher education which he failed to achieve. Let him live in hell.
sha Monday, 01 November 2010 11:12 AM
I agree that he should be trated fairly. But he should be punished for the mayhem he has created if found guilty.
Nilantha Monday, 01 November 2010 12:04 PM
So will give him a Bed, Fan, Exercise machine, TV set and a Pre-paid mobile phone...
Rushdi al Ayad Monday, 01 November 2010 12:04 PM
they should break his bones
knight rider Monday, 01 November 2010 11:58 AM
This is what he asked for so why worry ?
King Kong Monday, 01 November 2010 11:58 AM
The treatment you are now enjoying is far better than what you should deserve, for the dirty acts you have been playing with the undergraduates.
Jason Monday, 01 November 2010 11:54 AM
What was he expecting? Five Star treatment? He needs to remember he's staying at the Welikada Hilton, and not the Colombo Hilton.
chintake Monday, 01 November 2010 11:30 AM
It is better than 88/89 period. At least Udul is there in the prison. Not in Tyres
Thush Monday, 01 November 2010 11:27 AM
He deserves it... You reap what you sow. I'm sure you student uncles have not learnt that lesson. Then learn it now.! It's better than never.
Ajith Kadawata Monday, 01 November 2010 11:20 AM
Damaging government property is a serious crime... Spoiling students is also a very serious offense... Treat him the worst possible way...
gune Monday, 01 November 2010 11:19 AM
We feel sorry for his parents and the family members,let him rot in the jail.
arj Monday, 01 November 2010 11:19 AM
Who is this again??
polkiccha Monday, 01 November 2010 12:09 PM
udul should thank his lucky stars that he's alive. If he'd been doing the same 20 years ago........he'd been long gone
sinha Monday, 01 November 2010 11:11 AM
wel done !!!
malkanthi Monday, 01 November 2010 10:58 AM
Not necessarily!! You live in sri lanka right!!!
rasika Monday, 01 November 2010 10:56 AM
He is getting what he deserves to get.
Ramzeel Monday, 01 November 2010 10:56 AM
Nothing strange because every national leader has been in prison some time or the other. The Uni students have a valid grouse because of invasion by the Foreignh Universities. The people in authority are trying to steamroll this. Thats the reason the students are taking to the streets.
Ramabalan Monday, 01 November 2010 10:53 AM
Politics in the unversities, colleges and schools should be banned at once. All crooks in the cover of students should be thrown out. Students and teachers with political links ahould be banned as well. Education is only to improve the knowledge and skill. It is not a stage for bankrupt and cheap politicians.
Smart Aleck Monday, 01 November 2010 10:52 AM
If Udul goes on like this he might qualify for a single room in Death Row.
Lover Monday, 01 November 2010 10:41 AM
What is the big news here. Everyone knows how gov treat there opposition. best example is SF.. This news won't suprise people.
Milson Monday, 01 November 2010 10:41 AM
Good, He must know the hardship of every youth who come to study. He deserves this.
net Monday, 01 November 2010 10:38 AM
This man should be prohibited even seeing the sunlight. He doesnt deserve it even. JVP is trying to burry the freedom of education from the poor students.
Kalu Sudda Monday, 01 November 2010 01:09 PM
Maybe he should be transfered to the 5 Star Bogambara Prison.
Nishen Monday, 01 November 2010 02:14 PM
If he was allowed to stay at a common prison, he will try to rag the other prisoners like he rags poor students in hostels. The probabaly he might ended up getting killed by other murders there. So its safe to keep him alone.
Mandrake Monday, 01 November 2010 02:04 PM
For a start why not build prisons in the universities. As the rate things are going they will also have to be built in government organization etc.
Abdul Razeen Monday, 01 November 2010 01:50 PM
Well said. I couldn't agree more
Bridie Monday, 01 November 2010 01:39 PM
This should be the comment of the decade. Well said!
ND Monday, 01 November 2010 01:32 PM
Sadly the government will have to charge him for something lesser. I agree itsa huge offence against society, but probably not in the law.
Dinithi Monday, 01 November 2010 01:28 PM
Well said Fayad!! You cannot expect respect when you do not respect others. If you listen to him talking to students of other student groups you will think that this guy does not even deserve 30 minutes outside. Being a great talker he could gang up with fellow prisoners and cause mayham. Better to keep him isolated. But do not torture him.
Sri Lankan Monday, 01 November 2010 01:26 PM
Government should punish him more severely. These uni students dont remembr the fact that they are given the opportnity of learning for free in gvt. universities and yet they fight for their rights?? and when they come out they will fight for a job! wot a joke..! they shud be taught to liv lik others & reminded that they r jus ordinary folks wit big heads..nothin more & nobody cares.
Sam Monday, 01 November 2010 01:23 PM
I thought a single cell was a privilege, it's like a separate room in an hospital compared to a common ward isn't it?
Manjula Monday, 01 November 2010 01:19 PM
Isn't distrupting the future of many students a serious offence?
Ruwan Ferdinandez Monday, 01 November 2010 01:12 PM
This is not fair, just shabby treatment won't help, he should be treated appropriately. The best would be to hang him from his legs in the cell and hit him hard, in the hope that his brain will slowly go back to that big empty space in his head.
Fayad Monday, 01 November 2010 10:38 AM
When you do shabby thinks you get treated shabbily
noob Monday, 01 November 2010 12:59 PM
unless like some other people he deserve it.
Kamala Bandu Balakay Monday, 01 November 2010 12:56 PM
Dear Undergraduates, Please understand these so called student leaders never support you, never ever protect you. These idiots have their own agenda and everybody knows who is behind them. Majority of these people would be real AMBATTAYAS in ruling Govt. once they pass out. If not by now we should have so called ................ Govt. They will help to close the universities. "Poor parents".
Musthafa Monday, 01 November 2010 12:47 PM
Hello- he is just a undergraduate, he is not a Vice chanchellor . we know many student councel president from our time- still struggling to find job. he must treated as other in prision. We provide free education, housing, mahapola, entertainments, lovers lane, parks, cafteria, playgrounds, they these fellows play drama and violate the rules. let him sleep in the cell.
Victor Monday, 01 November 2010 12:40 PM
Don't whine. You deserved worse treatment than what you are getting. We have no sympathy for you.
Select Monday, 01 November 2010 12:35 PM
In the case where do you recommend to learn politics?
AZ Monday, 01 November 2010 12:22 PM
if u talk too much u will be the other one accompanying him in his cell..
JAYA Monday, 01 November 2010 12:17 PM
this culprit must not give any consititions let him taste the good and sweetness of the prison sentance once if he is covicted i wish udul will rot in the prison
Suba Monday, 01 November 2010 12:11 PM
Even worse than SF?
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