Saturday, September 24, 2011
Sisira Adikari's reply to Prof Sivasegaram
Sisira Adikari has written a reply to Prof Sivasegaram.
First read Sisira's article that was serialsed in this blog recently.
Parts I & II - Paving the Way to Clear Applied Electricity Backlog
Part III - Aftermath of the boycott
Part IV - Student clash on the final day
Part V - Revenge
This is Prof Sivasegaram's letter sent to us and published alone with moderators reply.
Professor S Sivasegaram's eMail and our reply
Now read Sisira's reply.
It is true that in order to to tell my story, I had to refer to others by their names and with details of their actions.
I had no other way.
To me, if someone has done a bad thing, telling that it is not right is not an attack on them. That is simply telling the truth! That might even help them not to repeat their mistakes.
Have you thought about inconveniences I faced due those incidents I described in my article?
Certainly those incidents could not be explained with all pleasant rosy words. Those were unpleasant to me than they were to anyone else. However, I took care to convey the message with minimum side effects.
I would like to reiterate that all incidents that were mentioned in my article are truth and noting but the truth. Please also note that I have not mentioned a few other incidents that may be even bitter (to you).
When I was writing about things that someone may have another opinion on, I used the terms “In my view”, “I think”, “I believe” etc. In some instances I let reader to decide (eg: safety aspect of laboratory classes)
What I wanted to achieve from my article were:
(a) To shed light on the grosly unfair treatment that I received from the faculty which adversely affected my life and career.
(b) To tell the truth to the world.
(c) To prevent similar incidents, hopefully.
(d) To show how a simple lie affected someone’s life and unfairly prevented doing what one is passionate about.
If similar thing happened to you what would be your feelings?
Sir, those days when I saw some lecturers I avoided eye to eye contact and slowly crossed to the other side of the corridor. That was not out of respect them mainly due to fear.
We had lecturers that I fully respect: Prof Mahalingam, Sameul, and Milton Amaratunge to name a few (think about their calibre, haven’t they preserved standards of their subjects).
The difference between respect and fear is fear would go away once you loose your powers but respect would not.
Finally it is pathetic that you blame the technology rather commenting anything about what has happened to me fair or otherwise. It seems that you want to cut the finger that pointed at you but not address or comment on the issue that the finger is pointing at.
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