Colombo Uni Saga
August 9, 2008
The Art Faculty students are not the most intelligent of the crop, but getting raged over a forwarded email message that says some random marshal molested a female student infront of her boyfriend, is human.
What is not human about the incident is a whole faculty of students assaulting and hospitalizing one single marshal because of unproven facts.
A similar incident apparently happened in the Moratuwa University where a hundred or so Engineering students had assaulted a Design student due to some prior argument.
What I don’t understand is this mob mentality. How can a group of people go out and hit one single person? I sympathize with their testosterone levels and their lack opportunities to channel their anger into creative purposes. But why or why don’t they understand the grounds of a fair fight.
The authorities are also to blame. In both Universities, they’re punishing the whole faculty of students. Not the 100 or so people who were involved in the fight. IMO, this is a direct approval of mobs.
Unless authorities respect individuals as individuals, this fighting will never stop.
This is also applicable to the Sinhala and Tamil races with reference to the Ethnic Conflict.