Members of the ‘University Students’ Parents Association (USPA) today urged President Mahinda Rajapaksa to help resolve the university students’ crisis.
The USPA said it was opposed to recent assault on students by a group of people who called themselves parents of university students and added that they were prepared for an open debate with any one who justified disturbances created in universities by the so-called parents. (YP)
Think positive. Why should we appose private universities & colleges? This will create opportunities to those who fail to enter state universities, effective competition and generate foreign revenue.
At present thousands of children study abroad, follow foreign courses locally and attend affiliated colleges. Country is loosing foreign exchange, not only on studies but for their living expenses as well. The issue here is, will the government do away with free education? If so students will have some justification but no government dare do this. But now it is a “storm in the teacup” for JVPs political survival. They find slogans time to time but never work towards the betterment of education or country.
Prasanna Wednesday, 03 November 2010 01:42 AM
Have you been to any foreign University, College or do you know any one who satudy in one of them? Please ask them how they value studies (paid though).... Politics???? not even in their dreams.....
dpl Wednesday, 03 November 2010 02:19 AM
if you cannot behive in university you never improve in life.it is very good lesson to parnents as well studnt.
Above the crowd Wednesday, 03 November 2010 02:44 AM
Tell the parents to teach the basic responsibilities of a citizen and not to destroy the public property,If they want they can set fire to their own house.
Asitha Wednesday, 03 November 2010 02:58 AM
The answer to the so called "crisis" can be found within the uni system. Stop engaging in jealous politics and use your brains to study and earn your degrees. No need for the head of state to intervene. At this rate, MR will be asked to intervene to solve husband-wife issues too : )
knight rider Wednesday, 03 November 2010 03:24 AM
Another pre organized group with political back-up. What a waste of time and media space.
Jumbuli Jumba Wednesday, 03 November 2010 04:18 AM
Are the parents of that so-called liberator of students Udul's also members of the USPA?
malkanthi Wednesday, 03 November 2010 04:52 AM
Naturally, when authorities dodge issues and try taking revenge instead, the parents should come forward for their children. So many irregularities in the education system, only God know who is capable of resolving this.
daham Wednesday, 03 November 2010 04:54 AM
What now JVP wants is to give trouble to govt. Other wise they should have advised their student leaders to educate and pass exams first. Now see that Udul has failed to get through the exam 4 times and expelled from the university. Leaders should always be examples to others.
shanthi Wednesday, 03 November 2010 05:02 AM
Who ever created problems can now resove it ,
Falnker Wednesday, 03 November 2010 05:10 AM
The government is already cutting down the money for local universities. It is indeed good for the ppl who have money if good private universities come to sri lanka. But for all those who do NOT have money the universities will be worse than today.
100% sure, This is JVP students parents association. And this will worsen the problem. We should see how many parents in this association. If it consist majority of students parents it is OK.
Jayaneth Wednesday, 03 November 2010 01:10 AM
Some don'i understand anything. non of the key politicians chilldren go to sri lankan universities. they all go to foreign or private universities. So they want to form private universities in sri Lanka. This is the main issue of current situation.
Ashok Wednesday, 03 November 2010 09:13 AM
As a ex student leader at Colombo Campus I see JVP Student bodies as a very low lying politically motivated envious and jelous organization.They are universities just to show the power of JVP and also to demonstrate their inferirity complexes.These so called "Peeditha Panthiya" representatives have no knowledge of how poor students are suffering as they are the people who organize most brutal ragging sessions.I wish and hope that minister S.B will be able to crush these organizations and expel all students who try to disrupt education of others as university should be a peaceful place to do studies and research and not revolutions or ragging.Am not an ardent supporter of SB but I appreciate what he has done so far and would like to express my gratitude for him for doing such a thing.
Lalith Wednesday, 03 November 2010 09:50 AM
Why not making a plan to eliminate JVP lead students unions from all universities first. All parents, teachers and university employees must come forward first to resolve this problem. We were able to eliminate LTTE terrorists.Now it is time to free our uni students from JVP terrorists.
Jason Wednesday, 03 November 2010 10:18 AM
All Sri Lankans should unite and boot the JVP once and for all. These clowns have done nothing productive but create trouble for Sri Lanka since day one.
ND Wednesday, 03 November 2010 12:58 PM
SB should not lose his ministry. He is one rare person who will call a spade a spade (while talking other nonsense, at times, of course). And he is one politico with a back bone who can stand up to these agitators. If he has his way, wewill have a great higher education system, with worldclass universities,both local and foreign. There will be little space for shady outfits to con Sri Lankan parents out of their money on the promise of foreign degrees. Good education harms no one. That is what these student jokers cannot understand. And it isgreat that he got lots of scholarships for local students from the foreign universities that will be established. talented kids can now get a world class education. No need to have richparents. goodenough to get good marksat A/Ls. Isnt that great? That makes the job market more even for the talented young people who cant afford travel to foreign lands (not to mention go to totally unknown universities that no one recognizes).
ND Wednesday, 03 November 2010 12:59 PM
Thug's Parents Association
ND Wednesday, 03 November 2010 01:01 PM
Well said Kasun!
ND Wednesday, 03 November 2010 01:07 PM
Born yesterday Ruwan? Ignorance may be blissfor you and the JVP. But for poor parents who send kids to university and forstudents who work whilestudying just so they can get a degree are being harmed. And it hurts for us to watch this happenning. Iam from the 1988 batch A/L who never went to university coz JVP troubles kept it closed and there was a long wait to enter uni. So I became a professional instead. thanks to my parents who could afford it. I still thank the JVP for that. But most young undergrads do not have such choices. So talk some sense. See Kasun below. he wrote in Sinhala. But its all true. Ideas are good regardless of the language. And such talent will be lost if we allow JVP to mess up young people;s lives. All adults should be ashamed to mess up young lives.
ND Wednesday, 03 November 2010 01:09 PM
Yes, sadly a few ignorant or clueless people who are brainwashed into believing JVP offers solutions to their problems will be on their side. Sri Lankans are not exactly all known for logical decision making, you know. :(
div candappa Wednesday, 03 November 2010 01:24 PM
What all forget is that this is TAX PAYER funds that are wasted by students engaging in nantional level politics! A student union as in universities abroad should strictly be just that. We have our education free upto A level,we have free university without fees and we take all this for GRANTED !
seruvila Wednesday, 03 November 2010 08:51 PM
this is jvp another hand.
hiran K Thursday, 04 November 2010 01:39 AM
Perumal! I agree 100% !
ruwan Tuesday, 02 November 2010 02:21 PM
University students have right to protest and do politics clever intelegent ministres need to solve that problems.
It is useless to blame JVP.....
CW Tuesday, 02 November 2010 12:05 PM
Never too late. But get the JVP idiots to behave themselves first.
Yeti Tuesday, 02 November 2010 12:07 PM
This is like asking the cat to spare the mouse!
kolitha Tuesday, 02 November 2010 12:13 PM
USPA ???? hahahaha....
Parent teachers Association ?!
Only in Sri Lanka ;)
Ranjit Tuesday, 02 November 2010 12:18 PM
The creator can solve the problem. God bless USPA.
wije dias Tuesday, 02 November 2010 12:25 PM
Yeti ! u wait and see not a single mouse will be spared
gune Tuesday, 02 November 2010 12:35 PM
What is this USPA? another JVP proxy.
namal Tuesday, 02 November 2010 12:38 PM
This is our future generation.. not funny. Govt should protect them, now.
Saradial Tuesday, 02 November 2010 12:40 PM
USPA? when started? Please rename it to JVPers Parants Association
Edwardo Baltazar Tuesday, 02 November 2010 12:46 PM
MR is the head of the state...no need his intervention in to this problem, thefore i suggest the intervention of STF , COMMNADOS and DR. Marvin could provide the unruly students a fruitful solution
Man B Tuesday, 02 November 2010 01:39 PM
from when onwards this USPA created. too much of associations creates too much of problems.
suwantha Tuesday, 02 November 2010 02:03 PM
are you mad to ask an intervention from a re who did not listen to the nations mandate of presidential election.idiots go to the street like lions .you will never get a justice under this dictator.write it now on a paper.
perumal Tuesday, 02 November 2010 02:08 PM
You can say that again! Heh! Heh!! so-called parents, so-called students!! How can a person who has been expelled from a university after flunking his exams for four year be a student leader? He is surely jealous of other students who are sucessful in their exams.
Kan Kuna Tuesday, 02 November 2010 12:04 PM
At the end of this shake-up, JVP will not have a leg to stand on, and SB will lose his ministry! Two birds with one stone! :D
suwantha Tuesday, 02 November 2010 02:27 PM
edwardo you are a real jocker who eat the rice packet of politicians.
Saradial Tuesday, 02 November 2010 04:15 PM
yes should protect from JVP
Lalith Tuesday, 02 November 2010 05:07 PM
This is good move. MR will sort out what idiots on both sides started.
babu Tuesday, 02 November 2010 05:17 PM
These students are 18+ year old hardened JVP terrorists, who killed 100,000+ innocent people including members of forces from 1971 to 1989. What parents ! They are not under parental control, their parents are under their control.
SB/GR/Mervyn give them the medicine they deserve. Remove all the teeth of the fialed dental student UDUL.
God bless Srilanka post LTTE
Ruwan Ferdinandez Tuesday, 02 November 2010 06:35 PM
Yes it is the JVP who need rehabilitating completely. The JVP should be banned from aproaching any parents of students or students themselves. The JVP has gone so low to misinform these poor parents who now believe their kids are doing an important duty by protesting. We need a good programme to educate these poor parents otherwise if they are on the students' side, that will lead to disaster.
Imran Hameed Tuesday, 02 November 2010 07:11 PM
Best thing is to imprison some of the so called USPA senior officials also
KD Tuesday, 02 November 2010 08:26 PM
Another mentally retarded one.
ParakramaJ Tuesday, 02 November 2010 08:48 PM
These parents should be ashamed of the activities of the University Students..the so-called university student who was supposed to have been assualted should not have been in that crowd first of all...and ofcourse a person similar to him was seen on photographs a couple of days after the incident with the notorious Udul Premaratne!These so called parents should make a statement denouncing all the assualts and insults heaped on the Minister and other authorities including the Vice-Chancellors before talking about this one incident.And I do not think the President of Sri Lanka should waste his time listening to these JVP hooligans until they come clean and assume their studies.
pini bindu Tuesday, 02 November 2010 08:50 PM
RUWAN CLEALY YOU ARE A JVP SUPPORTER , YOU NEED TO SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE SOMEONE NEED TO SORT OUT THIS UNI.STUDENTS, OTHERWISE AS A SRILANKAN ITS A SHAME FOR US AS WELL, MOST OF ALL THSES STUDENTS GOING TO BE OUR FUTURE
Patriotic Man Tuesday, 02 November 2010 10:18 PM
No parents involved. Just rename it JVPP.... last P is for proxy
Sinnappa Tuesday, 02 November 2010 10:24 PM
MR needs to intervene in this ASAP. Otherwise, USGPA will be formed by the grand parents.
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