( November 4, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) It is revealed that President’s son Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa is reading for a doctorate in criminology at Sri Jayawardenepura University, the Lana Truth, JVP backed website reports, yesterday.
Interestingly, Professor of Geography Prof. H.N. Karunaratna acts as the consultative professor for the subject, the report added.
There was quite an uproar when Mr. Namal Rajapaksa sat for the law examination. He answered the question papers alone in a special room with internet facilities. A student who sat the same exam the same year challenged this move and filed a fundamental petition at Human Rights Commission. He received death threats after he filed the petition and had to go abroad.
Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa reading for the doctorate without even having a degree for criminology too is quite out of the ordinary. Meanwhile, it is revealed that a professor involved in holding workshops for police officers is making available the necessary theses to Mr. Rajapaksa.