Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Curbing incidents of ragging on collision course

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The Higher Education Ministry and the Peradeniya University are on a collision course over alleged non-cooperation by the university administration in curbing incidents of ragging, officials said today.

All the universities, barring Kelaniya, have now admitted students for the next academic term, and there had been reports of several incidents where the new entrants have  been subjected to various forms of ragging.

Ministry’s Students Affairs Director General Keerthi Mavellage said though he had received complaints from students and parents about ragging at the Peradeniya University Engineering Faculty, the complaints could not be probed because of the non-cooperation by the university administration.

Mr. Mavellage said he would have to use other means to investigate the complaints as a result, and take action against those guilty under the provisions of the anti-ragging law.(Kelum Bandara)

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