CBK lauds UoC graduates’ move

While appreciating the moves by the graduates of the Colombo University at the recent graduation ceremony where they refused to receive the degree award certificates from the Chancellor Ven. Muruttettuwe Ananda Thera, former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge said today that it was the day when democracy was upheld in the country.

Posting a video on social media, she said that the graduates had demonstrated their protest in a decent and polite manner without resorting to protest or violent manner.

“How those graduates acted that day was very polite. They demonstrated their protest politely and silently. Various people have expressed different opinions on the incident. I see this as the day when democracy was upheld in the country. They acted democratically to uphold the democratic values of all the people without taking weapons or using foul language,” she said.

Ms. Kumaratunge said people in a democratic country have a right to express their opinion if the government or the rulers were taking wrong decisions concerning the people without a proper social discussion.

“I appreciate their move. What they did was exactly right irrespective of what others say,” she said.


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