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Minister Wimal Weerawansa said today the recent Z- Score fiasco was not the fault of the government but instead the eminent person who devised it should take the blame.

“Who devised the Z score? It was not the ministers neither was it a decision of the cabinet. It was devised by intellectuals, therefore if something goes wrong with it why do the ministers have to be blamed? Instead it is those who devised it who should be blamed,” he said.

Speaking at a ceremony held in Moratuwa the outspoken minister said he doesn’t get involved with the duties of intellectuals or officials.

“As a minister I don’t get involved when officials or intellectuals have been faulted because I know that they won’t get involved if and when I’m at fault,” he said.
The minister said the government had to take the blame for this error unnecessarily due to the unwanted involvement by the ministers.

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  • Pissu Thursday, 28 June 2012 12:47 PM

    I am sure some UNPer must be to blame for this.......

    BBM Thursday, 28 June 2012 08:48 AM

    Fault of stagnating socialism?Govt. sitting on nothing.

    R.Dias Thursday, 28 June 2012 08:54 AM

    The point here is the application of the Z score for the old syllabus too...does that an act of the intellects ?

    Fayad Thursday, 28 June 2012 08:57 AM

    Yes every one was waiting for your explanation

    Ruhunu Kolla Thursday, 28 June 2012 01:57 PM

    Then Wimal, who is responsible for students' LOST TIME?

    nipuna Thursday, 28 June 2012 02:06 PM

    Only the educated person can understand the wrongness...

    Jawfer Thursday, 28 June 2012 08:57 AM

    Wimal what you about Z score ?

    wedige Friday, 29 June 2012 04:15 AM

    Thank you very much for making us laugh.

    NN Thursday, 28 June 2012 09:00 AM

    This sounds like King Kekille's story,

    Saliya Wicks Thursday, 28 June 2012 02:35 PM

    A minister himself, Wimal doesn't know Department of Examinations and University Grants Commission are both part of the government. It looks like that, to him government means President and the bunch of ministers.

    ssabesion Thursday, 28 June 2012 09:20 AM

    True not a govt fault. Its happen due to western world agenda!!! I hope wimal know where Z score using in AL not in next election preference vote!!!

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 30 June 2012 02:48 AM

    Imtellectuals are always "Intellectuals".Donkeys remains as "Donkeys".

    Pythagorus Friday, 29 June 2012 04:58 AM

    Has his party the NFF not asked the ministers to resign? He appears to be the court jester!!

    Shali Friday, 29 June 2012 06:28 AM

    Is this guy for real??

    mobile socialist Thursday, 28 June 2012 10:20 AM

    Equally treat old and new syllabus.

    das Thursday, 28 June 2012 10:30 AM

    Just like the current economic crisis is the fault of pioneering economists.

    K.V.Wajira Hemantha Thursday, 28 June 2012 10:29 AM

    No No wimal Z score made by Americans......

    kolla Thursday, 28 June 2012 10:31 AM

    I think opinion about exams has to be made people who has sat at least for GCE O/L. Not others like this.

    AMILA.G Thursday, 28 June 2012 11:16 AM

    EMPTY VESSELS MAKE A NOISE

    perera Friday, 29 June 2012 08:36 AM

    In the same argument , the ending the war is a plan of expert in Army and nothing to do with ministers or president...

    Sun A Friday, 29 June 2012 03:17 AM

    Dear Wimal, I am so sorry to write this, standard curves and z score was NEVER devised by Sri Lankans. It was the great mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss of Germany a true genius, who discovered the basic theory of famous Gaussian curves and thereby the z score. If our politicians blame mathematicians it shows their true nature of lack of primary education and low IQ. And dont ever blame the great mathematicians, they are million times greater than you clan, in doing useful things during their limited lifespan.


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