Posted on 09.18.2018 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
Government and opposition political parties have come together to form a secret political alliance to suppress university students using students ragging as a cover up. Political groups who managed to get support from a minority sections in universities try to remove leftist student’s leaders from the student’s movement with the help of state and private media who has come forward to spread hatred towards students. They plan to use ragging as a cover up for the motive and plan to get university teachers and parents support for their course.
Majority of the university teachers and trade union leaders are not oppose to student politics but against the ragging. These groups trying to take advantage of this situation to bring them into a front against student politics to suppress them and find ways to accuse leaders thereby imprison them. Vicious plan also try to use student sections who involved in ragging amidst opposition from student movement to carry out attacks towards students leaders thereby remove them from political activities.
The plan is also to use general discontent towards ragging to accuse IUSF leadership thereby making the student body unpopular. Objective of the whole plan is to wipe out student politics, which will, undoubtedly not favourable in forthcoming elections. Therefore, these groups will seek political power though government ministers to suppress the student movement.