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CBK lauds Colombo Uni. Students’ denial to receive degrees from Ven. Muruttettuwe Ananda

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While appreciating the moves by the graduates of the Colombo University at the recent graduation ceremony where they refused to receive the degree award certificates from the Chancellor Ven. Muruttettuwe Ananda Thera, former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge said today that it was the day when the democracy was upheld in the country.

Posting a video on social media, she said that the graduates had demonstrated their protest in a decent and polite manner without resorting to protest or violent manner.

“How those graduates acted that day was very polite. They demonstrated their protest politely and silently. Various people have expressed different opinions on the incident. I see this as the day when democracy was upheld in the country. They acted democratically to uphold the democratic values of all the people without taking weapons or using foul language,” she said.

Ms. Kumaratunge said people in a democratic country have a right to express their opinion if the government or the rulers were taking wrong decisions concerning the people without a proper social discussion.

“I appreciate their move. What they did was exactly right irrespective of what others say,” she said. (Ajith Siriwardana)

 


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  • Joshua Wednesday, 22 December 2021 04:06 PM

    Well done students

    NIHAL BERNARD DHARMATILEKE Wednesday, 22 December 2021 04:11 PM

    Perfect move by the University graduates, the monk should have refused to accept the post, President must be overjoyed to have the monk gagged

    Yoga Wednesday, 22 December 2021 04:26 PM

    Another loser trying to piggyback on students

    sinhala dayaratne Wednesday, 22 December 2021 04:31 PM

    colvin r. de silvas brother volvyn de silva was appointed by u.n.p. government nobody protested then, that doesnt mean that we approve this political appointment.we as a country are short of dignified people to be appointed as vice chancello rs. is it true,or giving the job to supporters

    ravin Wednesday, 22 December 2021 04:51 PM

    There is no doughty in it. A.. licking is not a recognizable academic qualification.

    Kikazaru Wednesday, 22 December 2021 05:10 PM

    Agree with you Madam. The clown was put in his place. I would have loved to see his face in a closeup when this historic event occurred. Hope the rest of the students follow.

    Jaya Wednesday, 22 December 2021 05:11 PM

    She appointed Rev.Oswald Gomis as the Chancellor of the Colombo University when she was the president.What were his qualifications for the post at that time?

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 22 December 2021 05:27 PM

    They are the actual 0.00001% hero's of this country. Those 69% who voted are the dirty traitors of this nation.

    Asitha Wednesday, 22 December 2021 05:44 PM

    She is blind to the fact there is a difference showing disrespect to a politician against to Maha Sangha.

    Roisin Wednesday, 22 December 2021 05:54 PM

    The democracy in the country was already upheld in 1947.

    Hamudurune Wednesday, 22 December 2021 06:39 PM

    Ven. Murettetuwa has not uttered anything against the Government since his appointment as VC of the Colombo University.The Govt. has achieved its objective.

    Ranaweera Wednesday, 22 December 2021 06:51 PM

    Loosers applaud the loosers.

    DHA Wednesday, 22 December 2021 06:54 PM

    In fact whether it's good or bad if my son would've done a thing like that I definitely would've punished him.....we are sending our children to learn come out as a gentlemen and not to be used as puppets....ma'am would you have praised if your son would've done the same thing ? There are many ways to show displeasure but it's wrong to insult an individual in public....

    Thiru siva Wednesday, 22 December 2021 07:01 PM

    At last sanity prevails !!

    Waco Wednesday, 22 December 2021 08:23 PM

    Isn’t it better for you to mind your own business.

    Anura Jayantha Wednesday, 22 December 2021 08:23 PM

    The uni management used these children instead of objecting to the appointment..the management wants to play it safe and benefit from any favours from the political influence

    Dukhinda Jayawardena Wednesday, 22 December 2021 08:32 PM

    Those who carry the cross want others also to carry the cross. They change only when they beg for the Buddhist Vote.

    Vadivelu Yogaratnam Wednesday, 22 December 2021 09:00 PM

    The decision taken by the university students perfectly right, the place for monks is the temples preaching between good and evils to the people, this type nonsense don't happen in any other countries only in great Lanka.

    N Naga Wednesday, 22 December 2021 09:28 PM

    One who got everything wrong when in power.


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