Education crises unsolvable through discussions : IUSF
Sept 1, 2012
The crises in the education sector were no longer in a state where they could be solved through discussions or debates, Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) yesterday said.

Speaking at a media briefing yesterday, IUSF Convener Sanjeewa Bandara said the crises could not be solved through discussions because the government had made it evident that they were not interested in listening to the grievances of students, teachers or the academics.

Bandara who also commented on the cabinet paper that was released yesterday with reference to the academics’ demands said, “The cabinet ministers have not displayed any comprehension on the university academics' demands or grievances in the cabinet paper that was released with reference to academics' demands. It is also just another diversion to deviate the attention of the public on the matter.” "The policy decisions in the cabinet paper states that university autonomy will be preserved as provisioned by the Universities Act of 1978. The cabinet ministers seemed to have overlooked the fact that the universities act does not preserve university autonomy but violates it," he added.

Speaking further he also said about ten students had been seriously injured because of the blatant police attack on the undergraduate protest on Wednesday.

Source: Daily Mirror - Sri Lanka