President calls for end to ragging at universities

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said a combined programme should be implemented immediately in collaboration with all relevant parties to eliminate from the university system the brutal ragging practice during initiation for new students, reports the Colombo Page.

He made these remarks while participating in a ceremony to vest the newly built three-storied building at the Bandarawela Central College, with the students. “In the past few years, the university students of this country had to face many unpleasant experiences due to the unethical brutal ragging,” the president said, stressing the need for expeditious solutions to this challenge faced by the young generation who are to take over the future of the country.

The president also mentioned that the government’s attention has been drawn to the crimes that are taking place via mobile phones and computers. President Sirisena also emphasised that parents should fulfil their responsibilities to create a future generation who understand their social responsibilities and are rich with moral values while utilising the technology in a correct manner.
Full report on the Colombo Page site