Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sri Lanka University Games 2013-Point Table

SLUG Point Table - Click

Sports stars from 14 universities will take part in the 11th Sri Lanka University Games(SLUG) which will be worked off from May 2 to May 12 at University of Moratuwa Grounds, Sugathadasa Stadium, Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium Diyagama, Havelock Sports Club, CR and FC and Torrington Grounds Colombo. 
The University of Moratuwa will have the rare honour of hosting this event after 18 years having last done so in 1995.
Around 5,200 sportsmen and women from 14 universities will take part in 22 sports.
Cricket will be worked off from end of April at University of Moratuwa which will also host Men's Baseball on May 6 and 7. Men's and Women's Badminton from May 5 to 7 , Men's and Women's Chess from May 10 to 12, Karate on May 8 and 9, Men's and Women's Table Tennis from May 9 and 10. Weightlifting on May 3, Wrestling on May 7 and the men's road race on May 4.
Sugathadasa Stadium will be the venue for Men's and Women's Basketball from May 3 to 5. Football will be worked off at the Torrington Grounds from May 3 to 5 while the hockey will be played at Police Park on May 8 and 9.
The Netball tourney will be worked off at NYSC Maharagama on May 6 and 7. The rugby tourney will be at CR and FC and Havelock Park on May 3.The swimming meet will be conducted on May 7 at University of Sri Jayawardenapura, The Track and field competition will be on May 11 and 12 at Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium Diyagama, while the Tennis was completed at SLTA Courts from April 5 to 8.
The volleyball tournament will be staged at NYSC from May 5 to 8. The University of Moratuwa will also host the Taekwondo tournament on May 10 and 11.
SLUSA President Prof Sohan Wijesekara mentioned that this will be an opportunity to unearth talented sportsmen and sportswomen from universities who will go on to represent the country.
He said a 68 member contingent will represent Sri Lanka Universities at the World University Games in Moscow, next year.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be the chief guest at the opening ceremony at the University of Moratuwa on May 2 while Minister of Higher Education S.B.Dissanayake will be the chief guest at the closing ceremony on May 12 at 4.00 pm at the same venue.Extract From Daily News Online
SLUG Point Table - Click

Ragama Medical Faculty & Mora Uni Students Dead

An incident of a boyfriend making her girlfriend drink poison and committing suicide by injecting himself with a poisonous inoculation was reported yesterday.

A Moratuwa University female student and a Ragama Medical Faculty male student have thus died.
The female student, a resident of Maarassana in Kandy following the computer technology course at the Moratuwa University had consumed a handful of tablets for committing suicide at her home on 22nd instant over her boyfriend having relations with another girl.
Falling ill due to this the Moratuwa university student was admitted to the Kandy General hospital. It is said that subsequently after receiving treatment she was waiting at the hospital intending to go home.
Her parents had got late to come to the hospital to take her home.
Initial police investigations have revealed that during this time her boyfriend had thus made her drink a packet of milk contaminated with poison.
On this occasion the university student had fallen ill again and due to this she was admitted to the hospital’s intensive care unit.
However in a few minutes after admission to the ICU she had died.
Extract From HiruFm

A student of the Ragama medical faculty was found dead in Kurunegala while police suspect that the student had taken some sort of injection which had caused the death.
The student along with his lover was found unconscious in a vehicle in Kandy a few days ago after they had consumed narcotic pills. The two were then hospitalized following the incident.
After the student had been released from hospital he had gone to the Peradeniya hospital to meet with his lover, a student at the Moratuwa Technical Institute, who was still receiving treatment.
The male student had allegedly given her something to drink which had later caused her death. Police stated that he had fled the hospital before he could be caught.
He was later found dead in Kurunegala. Extract From : Online Adaderana

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

FUTA Protest on May 01 Colombo

University teachers have planned to resume their agitation and bring all their members to Colombo on May 01 for a fresh protest.

President of the Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri told The Island that they would launch FUTA’s ‘manifesto’ on the present crisis in the education sector on the International Labour Day, May 01.

He said that the FUTA had planned to distribute the copies of the manifesto at all May Day rallies in Colombo and the suburbs.

"Our main objective is to ensure the allocation of six per cent of the GDP for the education sector," Dr. Dewasiri said, adding that they would hold a vehicle parade, too, on May 01.

The senior academic said that the FUTA had temporarily suspended its 100-day strike last year on the government’s assurance that its demands would be met step by step, but the situation in the education sector had gone from bad to worse during the past six months.

Dr. Dewasiri said that the government was encouraging private universities while cutting down on funds for state universities.

"We expect to educate the people, who will gather at May Day rallies, on the present education crisis," he said. Exteact From Online Island

Stern Action for University Ragging-Sri Lanka

Stern action will be taken against those who are involving in ragging incidents. Higher Education Ministry Secretary said that Ministry has received information about several ragging incidents and stern action will be taken those who involved.
It is reported that new batch of Rajarata University Medical faculty have to face ragging from seniors. “If those who are behind this will be expelled from university” he said.
However the Sri Lankan Higher Education Minister has guaranteed to wipe out ragging from universities this year but still it is prevailing secretly within the university system.
Earlier,Sri Lankan Higher Education Minister S.B.Dissanayake said that authorities would not hesitate to take tough action against raggers including possible expulsion of students found guilty of ragging in order to protect new entrants. It has been identified that only 4 universities are continuing ragging. Hence special attention has put on these universities At present the ragging has been reduced in most universities but the Ministry has received information that in certain universities the ragging is still being carried out secretly. 
Ragging is a verbal, physical or psychological abuse on newcomers to university or any educational institutions. According to the wikipedia ,Sri Lanka is said to be its worst affected country in the world.

Sri Lanka University Ragging Photos & Information - Click