- Provisions of anti-ragging law to be strictly enforced
- At least 2,000 university entrants drop out each year due to ragging
Cabinet spokesman and Higher Education, Technology and Innovation Minister Bandula Gunawardana said yesterday that the Government would not tolerate ragging at any education institute in the country.
He said that the provisions of the Prohibition of Ragging and Other Forms of Violence in Educational Institutions Act would be applied strictly irrespective of who was involved in ragging.
“Cabinet discussed this matter and it was decided that ragging of any sort should not be tolerated. Law enforcement authorities will hereafter strictly enforce the law in this regard,” he said.
The Minister added that at least 2,000 students who gain admission to universities each year drop out due to ragging.
“No child should be subjected to this kind of physical and mental abuse,” he added.