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The University Grants Commission (UGC) is responsible for devising the Z-score, the Minister of Education and the commissioner of examinations have been absolved of any issue regarding the advanced level results, Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardena said.

The Minister addressing a news conference held at the Isurupaya said, when asked who is to blame for the current fiasco, that no one is to blame. “No one is to be blamed for this, the UGC is responsible for devising the Z score and the eminent professors believed that the methodology was correct. However the Supreme Court believed otherwise, so there is no one to blame” he said.

When journalist s asked the minister if he would resign as requested by certain quarters the minister said he nor were his ministry responsible therefore there is no reason to resign. “Why should I resign? The Supreme Court in its judgment completely absolved me who was the third respondent in the case and the commissioner for examinations who was the first respondent, so there is no reason to resign. We have worked according to our conscience for the betterment of the students throughout” he said.

When journalists at the conference pointed out that the Minister of Higher Education S. B Dissanayake said yesterday that the Ministry of Education was responsible for implementing the Z score and thus responsible for the debacle Gunawardena said that it was not so. (Hafeel Farisz) (Pix by Nisal Baduge)






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  • hmm Wednesday, 27 June 2012 11:14 AM

    hahaha... the blame game has started..

    Jayasiri Wednesday, 27 June 2012 11:13 AM

    Earlier it was the Department of Examinations that released the Advance Level results, Z-scores, district ranks and island ranks. UGC was in charge of releasing the cut-off marks and dealing with Uni admissions.. Has things changed?

    Ruwan Wednesday, 27 June 2012 11:25 AM

    What does SB and Ministry of higher education do?

    Nodrog Wednesday, 27 June 2012 12:47 PM

    Their thick skins and thicker skulls can absorb enough and more adverse criticism.

    Alex Wednesday, 27 June 2012 12:46 PM

    Passing the ball

    weha Wednesday, 27 June 2012 01:48 PM

    Next time he will say its the students responsibility.

    N. Jayasuriya Wednesday, 27 June 2012 01:58 PM

    I would not expect any one of them to resign. This is Sri Lanka. Jaya

    Ravindra Wednesday, 27 June 2012 02:24 PM

    Mr. Gamini Samaranayake put the blame on Department Mr. Jayasundara and Mr Pushpakumara and now they say it is the UGC??

    Dalu Banda Wednesday, 27 June 2012 02:26 PM

    Amu Kaapu Minissu kattiyak

    Andare Wednesday, 27 June 2012 02:37 PM

    Amathithuma illa aswenda nam epa. Thawa awurudu 20k withara puluwan.

    nipuna Wednesday, 27 June 2012 02:43 PM

    No one of these cabinet ministers will resign for any reason.

    Gemini Wednesday, 27 June 2012 04:07 PM

    Now everything is Ardi hath denage kada haliya wagai.

    ish Wednesday, 27 June 2012 04:08 PM

    If others are responsible for everything happening in the country, then why do we need ministers??????

    Ravi Thursday, 28 June 2012 06:28 AM

    Superb idea....

    donhusny Thursday, 28 June 2012 10:09 AM

    ohh the 7500 man....

    R.Dias Wednesday, 27 June 2012 04:37 PM

    Am I mad or is he mad...? .....Both sir....

    Lanka Muslim, UK Wednesday, 27 June 2012 04:33 PM

    I remember playing the game 'Kawda Hora'. The muddling Ministers and the unfortunate students.

    What? Wednesday, 27 June 2012 04:33 PM

    More like passing the buck.

    Vaidy Wednesday, 27 June 2012 04:49 PM

    No time should be wasted to implement the court verdict admissions should take place without any delay.There is no necessity for ministers to resign who are in no way a hindrance to ascede to court decision .University discards campaign for removal of ministers is to take politicalll advantage and misguide children to resort to terrorisim in the Universities

    rajan Wednesday, 27 June 2012 04:58 PM

    මුන් අස් වෙන්නෙ නෑහෑ හොද්ද බොරයී නේ ගු කාගෙන හරි ඉන්දි

    teddybear Wednesday, 27 June 2012 05:56 PM

    Resign ? surely this means a promotion, seems as if the more incompatent you are the higher you go !

    No one in Gov or state industries ever takes responsibility, whatever happened to the 'buck stops here' Are managers & ministers not responsible for what happens under their watch ? They are in most countries !

    The wonder of Asia

    Monti G. Wednesday, 27 June 2012 11:29 PM

    Mr Bandula don't try to passes mistake to other,take responsibilty and correct mistake and addmitted,what ever the wrong doing.

    wedige Thursday, 28 June 2012 02:29 AM

    Let's ask both SB and Bandula to have an open debet on TV.


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