RE: 'Maha Veera' of few Tamil
students at Peradeniya university
Dr Siva Sivapalan,
B.Sc Eng (Hons), M.Sc, DIC, C.Eng, FICE (London)
The article appeared in Island (30th Nov) took my memory to my university
associated with the Akbar Hall, University of Peradeniya. It is regretted
hear or read such incidents.
Pro-LTTE students who put up a poster of Prabhakaran at the Akbar Hall
of University of Peradeniya should be reminded of the democracy we were
enjoying in those good old days and now these youngsters are enjoying
in the south compared to what any citizen could even think of in an
area controlled by the so called 'Maha Veera' Prabhakaran, the dictator
destroyed the prestigious Hindu culture.
What would have happened if a Karuna supporter attempted to put up
a poster of Karuna in a LTTE controlled area? Fortunately, Tamil students
are able to continue with their tertiary
education at any University in the south while Jaffna and Batticaloa
Universities are exclusively for Tamil students (except for a few Muslims
in Batticaloa University). It's good that more Tamil students have the
opportunity to study in the south but incidents such as this due to
by few extremists only would lead to disharmony between the communities.
When will these students appreciate the fact that the majority is much
more democratic than the dictator?.