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Vet. student batch suspended for ragging, keeping COVID students captive in campus

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A batch consisting more than 70 students attached to the Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science Faculty of the Peradeniya University were suspended for ragging their fellow students who had contracted Covid virus, a senior official of the university said.

He said the batch of students who were generally controlled by a group of senior students by ragging them. The virus spread also was experienced due to irrational activities by the senior student group, he said.

The senior veterinary medicine students' indecent behaviour and going against the COVID health guidelines caused the spreading the virus, the official said.

"The senior students reported to have warned the newcomers who were with COVID symptoms not to go to hospitals for treatment and to remain the in the campus. As a result of this, the virus spread among the whole batch and the university staff," he said.

The entire batch of students has been suspended, including those who did not involve in the incident. It was reported that those who were involved in the ragging attached to the university students' union.

The incident had taken place during the previous month. However the senior official did not reveal his identity. 

Moreover, the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the Peradeniya University reported to have investigated the incident and suspended the whole batch with immediate effect. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 11

  • Sandy Friday, 15 October 2021 08:36 AM

    Dismiss these irresponsible students and bar them from attending any educational institution for 5 years

    Jiff Friday, 15 October 2021 11:02 AM

    Easy to say. JVP will start another protest campaign and create the next covid wave.

    bindu Friday, 15 October 2021 09:39 AM

    Tell the Army to look into this matter.

    Devim Friday, 15 October 2021 11:22 AM

    Are you an old university student ?

    Mahesh Friday, 15 October 2021 09:40 AM

    It is time to get rid of politics and unions from campuses. The leader of this cult should be given a harsh panishment.

    jyde Friday, 15 October 2021 10:45 AM

    good move

    Neo Friday, 15 October 2021 11:04 AM

    This is while they are opposing private universities. Private or public there should be a place for students to learn. Since public universities are used to create JVP cadres it is natural that we need private uni where students will actually learn.

    mp Friday, 15 October 2021 11:58 AM

    Hammer them.

    Seqi Friday, 15 October 2021 11:58 AM

    These vet students are like their patients, a bunch of animals

    Dee Friday, 15 October 2021 12:39 PM

    A very simple solution! Get then to pay 1000/- per subject a month. Half the batch will drop off and will make room for another batch to join!

    Barney Friday, 15 October 2021 01:52 PM

    This is a very poorly written article. The grammatical errors make this a very difficult read..


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