Sri Lanka University Grants Commission (UGC) and Education Ministry are considering establishing an intelligence unit to report incidents of ragging and to keep a close watch on instigators of such harassment at universities.
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The decision came after newly appointed Minister of Education Prof. G.L. Peiris stated that there will be zero tolerance on instigators of ragging.
UGC Chairman senior Prof. Samapath Amaratunga says “Soon after the Minister assumed duties, at the first meeting we convened to discuss the issues in the higher education sphere, a special focus was turned towards the ragging incidents that took place recently. We discussed at length about designing an incident reporting and complaint escalating process that would do justice to the undergraduates who are victimized.”
Prof. Amaratunga added that vice chancellors of all state universities have been briefed about the necessity to come up with a process for each of their universities with the assistance of anti-ragging communities, parents, undergraduates, the Police, and legal counsels.
He elaborated that only 5% of the student population is involved in ragging and that too should be further reduced in the years to come, also noting that in comparison to the situation 30 years ago, the current situation is in much better standards.
Source -The Morning
Sri Lanka Campus Ragging Hotline UGC
Sri Lanka University Grants Commission (UGC) set up an Online complaints mechanism to quickly lodge complaints about University Ragging, Harassment, intimidation, and bullying.
UGC said that every complaint will be investigated and that victims will be offered support and aid. Any member of the university, students, academics, non-academic staff, or administrative staff, can lodge a complaint by going to the UGC website or calling the UGC.
The UGC said all complaints once lodged would be investigated and cannot be withdrawn, while those who made false or malicious complaints would be subjected to disciplinary procedures.
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UGC said in a statement said that any member of the University Community could lodge a complaint regarding incidents of ragging, harassment, intimidation and bullying by accessing the link from the UGC web site http://www.ugc.ac.lk/rag/ Rag securely and confidentially.