Mahaweli River is Sri Lankas’ longest river which is more than 400Km in length. The River Mahaweli flows right through the University of Peradeniya.
University of Peradeniya is one of the finest and most beautiful universities in the whole world. It has a daily expenditure of approximately 5 million rupees (Sri Lankan) to maintain its staff and massive land of about 800 hectares.
The river Mahaweli flows through the University of Peradeniya adding more beauty for its already beautiful environment. The campus is more a flower garden then a campus and a perfect surrounding for students to spend their university life.
The River Mahaweli separates the Engineering Faculty from the rest of the campus. But the Engineering Faculty is linked to the university via a bridge (which is named the Akbar Bridge) and the Peradeniya Bridge. The Akbar Bridge is dedicated for students and staff of the campus and the Peradeniya Bridge is used by vehicles mostly.
The University of Peradeniya is also famous for RAGGING of freshers. The words Ragging means Physical and Mental Torture of new students to UoP. Specially the Ragging is worse in the Faculties of Engineering , Science & Arts. The senior students torture the new entrants physically specially sexual harassment.
Majority of the Engineering Faculty academic staff members are against the RAG while some academic staff members in the Faculty of Engineering encourage the students' to get ragged. The academic staff who support the RAG DO NOT ALLOW the Faculty administration to take serious action against Raggers or to punish them or suspend them. I'll expose them in this blog later. The staff members who encourage the RAG are closely working with the Engineering Students' Union (ESU) which is branch of politically JVP backed Peradeniya Students' Union (PSU).
The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Peradeniya has the history of BRUTAL MURDER of Varapragash in 1998 due to inhuman ragging. He was seriously assulated by the name of RAG and brutelly murdered. Above incident tells the story of the existing form of ragging in the University of Peradeniya.
There's SERIOUS un answered question why the RAG in the University of Peradeniya hasn't stopped even after the MURDER of a Student ??? It has increased day by day. Few of the Universities in Sri Lanka like University of Moratuwa (Still exists in the NDT), University of Colombo (Few Faculties) was able to stop RAG completely.
More than all Sri Lanka has enforced a law in parliment to stop RAG & punish them who engage in RAG. But still it's NOT possible to stop RAG. WHY ???