Sri Lankan PM to receive doctorate award
Posted on February 14th, 2017


Sri Lanka’s prime minister is set to receive an honorary doctorate on the first day of his official visit to Australia.

Ranil Wickremesinghe and his wife Maithree Wickramasinghe arrived in Melbourne on Monday night.

The prime minister will be awarded an honorary doctorate in law at a graduation ceremony at Deakin University in Geelong on Tuesday.

The award recognises his efforts to help Sri Lanka transition from a country traumatised by protracted, violent conflict toward a stable democracy.

“”Mr Wickremesinghe has emphasised the need for reconciliation, whilst ensuring accountability, and enabled groups riven by conflict to find common ground in a more hopeful future,” a Deakin University spokeswoman told AAP.

He’ll also meet with Victorian Governor Linda Dessau.

In the afternoon Mr Wickremesinghe will head to Canberra for a reception with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to commemorate 70 years of Australian-Sri Lankan diplomatic relations.

The pair will engage in a spot of cricket diplomacy later this week when Sri Lanka take on the Prime Minister’s XI team at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

22 Responses to “Sri Lankan PM to receive doctorate award”

  1. aloy Says:

    All those who receive doctorates either write a thesis or make significant contribution to the field he served. Perhaps RW should write one on ‘The art of the DEAL’ in bond issue or the ‘The art of politics’ explaining how he remained leader of his party though he did not win in 27 consecutive elections.

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    Recipients of Honorary Doctorates do not use the title Dr. when referring to themselves.

    I hope our PARA-GATHI AGA-MATHI Ranil Wikunanasinghe will not break that tradition and arrogant to himself an UNEARNED TITLE!

  3. Ananda-USA Says:


    I meant to say “arrogate” to himself and not arrogant.

  4. Ananda-USA Says:

    When a Honorary Doctorate is awarded to prop up a Pal Hora who is trying his darnest to dismantle the motherland of his own people, we know who is behind the award of this doctorate: Tamil EELAMISTS and other foreign neocolonialists trying to remake Sri Lanka in their own sullied image!

    Ranil Wikunanasinghe may feel “honored” but we know that they are only trying to burnish the tarnished image of a Sri Lankan foreign puppet with an abominable history of engineering humanitarian, social, political and economic disasters for Sri Lankans!

    Ranil Wikunanasinghe is one of the GREATEST DISASTERS to befall Sri Lanka!

  5. Fran Diaz Says:

    Hope RW takes his honorary doctorate and resigns ….
    The good citizens of Sri Lanka can then give a huge sigh of relief and get on with their lives !

  6. Cerberus Says:

    Is Ranil being given a doctorate for torturing innocents at Batalanda which he is supposed to have done according to Police Sergent Karunaratna as described in “Sakkiya”? Ranil could have taught a thing or two to the CIA torturers at Guantanamo bay if these stories are an accurate reflection of his activities. The techniques Ranil is supposed to have developed are so gruesome I could not listen to the whole of it since I felt sick to the stomach. The Batalanda commission which investigated Batalanda recommended that Ranil’s civic rights be revoked. Yet Ranil managed to become the Prime Minister by creeping under My3’s sarong after Maru Sira won the Presidential election getting Sira to appoint Ranil as the PM when there was a PM and cabinet already in place which was completely illegal. Ranil then engineered the bond scam with his import from Singapore who was able to fill coffers of the bankrupt UNP part to the tune of Rs. 3 billion. This enabled the UNP to contest the General Election and win by a narrow margin. I guess since Australia is upside down in relation to the rest of the world Ranil’s masters in the West have asked Australia to do the dirty work and pay Ranil off before he retires by giving him an honorary doctorate.

  7. Sooriarachi Says:

    Is this really true? Ended the conflict? Ushered in a Democracy? Wasnt Sri Lanka a democracy for decades?

    “The award recognises his (Ranil) efforts to help Sri Lanka transition from a country traumatised by protracted, violent conflict toward a stable democracy”.

    Wasn’t it President Mahinda Rajapakse who ended the conflict in 2009 and intiated the transition from a violent conflict to a stable democracy free of terrorist acts such as random suicide and truck bombings, ended forcible recruitment of child terrorists(soldiers), created conditions for safe travelling to all corners of the nation, without the fear of being killed etc ? Wasn’t it Ranil and his camp that rediculed the armed forces when they were engaed in a life and death battle with the terrorists to end this brutal conflict?

    Wasn’t it Mahinda Rajapakse that held regular democratic elections through out his period as the President of the country and set up elected Provincial Councils, Local Councils as well as Presidential elections which ultimately defeated him?

    Wasn’t it Ranil Wickremasinghe who connived with the new President to be appointed as the Prime Minister from a minority party, though there was already a functioning Prime Minister from the Majority party? Is this democracy?

    Isn’t it under Ranil’s Primership that the leader of the opposition in the parliament is from a party with less seats in the opposition, and compliant with government decisions, whilst the majority party in the opposition is ignored and not even receiving adequate time in the parliament to debate issues? Is this democracy?

    Wasn’t it Ranil who appointed the FCID to operate under him and go on a witch hunt against opposition figures but ignore blatant financial irregularities committed by governing party members?

    Isn’t it under Ranil that the grievances of the majority community, such as resettlement of sinhalese in their homelands ignored but addressing such issues of the minorities only.

    Isn’t it under Ranil’s Prime Ministership that Local Council have been dissolved and new elections DELAYED indefinitely? Is this democracy?

    Anyway this could fit into the lopsided democracy of the new world, where “democracy” is only a word, interpreted to suit the whims and fancies of the only super power in the world. So, maybe Ranil fits into the new world order and deserves this award.

  8. Sooriarachi Says:

    Ranil Wickremasinghe and Mervin Silva are now at a similar level, both having received honorary doctorates.

  9. AnuD Says:

    Those australians who destroyed and are destroying their aborgines are offering PhDs on reconciliation and accountability to our immigrents

    We have kalusuddhas who have orgasm on those things.

  10. Christie Says:

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    Dalit Prawasi · University of Oxford
    Deakin an outpost of the Indian Empire is to offer a Doctorate to an a puppett of the Indian Empire. Hon PM of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) was voted in by the the Indian block vote of that country. I am sure one of the haeds of the Deakin Uni who is an Indian vermin from Manchester is intrumental in this project. Remeber Deakin was going to be the Info Uni of OZ with a massive IT investment by an Indian IT Moghul.
    Now it is doing dirty work for the Indian Empire offering a Doc for a leading subject of the Indian Empire.
    These are the signs that Australia will be the next Fiji of the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
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  11. Christie Says:

    Hi Aloy

    “The art of the DEAL’ ”

    You know in 2005 India backed Mahinda by getting Indian block vote to abstain from voting. India thought it would be hard to deal (negotiate) with Rail.

  12. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    This is an honorary doctorate. He is a mastermind of
    Sinhalese cull (over 150,000 during catholic run UNPatriotic party’s BHEESHANA SAMAYA, then dragging the war over
    30 years by catholic tigers of tamil drealam). Torture master at Batalande camp
    Robbing the CB of 5585 billion with his catholic buddy maha horandran
    Robbing state employees of state pension
    Breaking up the country to please his ardent supporters tamils, mussies and the catholic west.
    His treachery to Sinhalese, Sri Lanka and Buddhism is a long long list. Traitor chief die hard catholic token Buddhist
    Batalande Wadakay pol pot r@nil wickramSinhalakiller is not finished yet by no means. Luckily for him still a lot
    Sinhala modayas revere the monster.
    Ranil WickramaSinhalakiller Ph D (pahara dog). Very very appropriate.

  13. Charles Says:

    You should have listened to Davasa(13/2/17) TV debate with Ashoka Abeygunawardhana and Ulapane Sumangala, Salakuna Hiru TV show with Yahapalanaya Justice and Buddha Sasana Minister Wijedasa Rajapakse, and Derana 360 with Ranjan Ramanayake to get a distate of what Yahapalanaya has given to Sri Lanka.

  14. NeelaMahaYoda Says:

    පිං අගමැතිට පිං ආචාර්ය පට්ටමක්, හරි අගෙයි

  15. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    Tamils are MASTERS at deception. They manipulated to put a crown of thorns on him. Now they will say, TAMILS FOR RANIL.

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  17. Randeniyage Says:

    ”Mr Wickremesinghe has emphasised the need for reconciliation, whilst ensuring accountability, and enabled groups riven by conflict to find common ground in a more hopeful future.”

    A lot of people( millions) emphasised the need for reconciliation, why selected him ?

    What accountability he ensured by letting himself to cheat the country billions , through CB thief Mahendran ?

    Never mind, this is no better than Mervyn Silva’s doctorate !

  18. Lorenzo Says:

    Reminds me a poem from school. Most of you learnt this as toddlers but I learnt it much later.

    Ambalama pina pina
    Walang gandak kena kena
    Yeka bindapu GONA GONA
    Yekata mata ina ina

    Perfectly suits RUN-NIL.

    This guy is VERY LUCKY.

    When others DIE he comes PM. When others become president he becomes PM.

    He does nothing USEFUL.

  19. AnuD Says:

    that university wanted free advertisement in Sri lanka. So, they offered a Honorary PhD to Ranil. That is what happened. Now, those students who wants to go to Australia for further studies know this university.

  20. dhane Says:

    Deakin University in Geelong is Waterfront Campus was founded in 1994. It currently has 4330 students and 322 staff. City Geelong few hours drive away from the City of Melbourne. Main Deakin Uni Campus is in Burwood Highway few minutes away from City of Melbourne. Total number of students in all Deakin campus is 45,900. According to world University Ranking Deakin is in 355 place. In Australia Deakin rank as 17th place. Someone had manipulated the Deakin Uni with Ranil bio data to award this honorary doctorate. Let see what demonstration Ranil will get on 16th Thursday at the Federation Square near main Rail Station of Melbourne. If any of the Deakin Board member could visit Federation Square tomorrow they will remove his Phd instantly.

  21. Christie Says:

    Christie Says:
    February 15th, 2017 at 7:03 am
    Deakin iin Australia has been under Indian influence since it started, One of the Senior lecturers in humanities was an Indian colonial parasite from Fiji. He used to have pictures of Indian leaders like Mohandas, Nehru and Indira stuck around his room. He supported Indian terrorists of the island nation and was a close friend of god father of Indian terrorists who himself was a professor and an Indian colonial parasite from Ceylon.
    The law faculty that honored Ranil for his reconciliation work between the victims of the Indian Empire and Indian colonial parasites is himself is an Indian vermin from UK.
    Ranil and Malcom has appeared together and Ranil said Tamil Refugees and asylum seekers can return to the island and are welcome and will not be prosecuted. He further said there is a missing persons office in Sri Lanka.
    Tamils and Refugee industry is up in arms against him.
    Christie Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    February 15th, 2017 at 7:05 am
    see this

  22. aloy Says:

    RW & Co have not learned the ‘ART OF THE DEAL’ yet. When Sri Lankan tries to play all kind of tricks with passengers using their ageing crew problems start crop up. I suppose they played a ‘Raw Deal’ on me on Flight No. UL 303 from Singapore to Colombo yesterday; I wont write the details. No wonder they got escorted by fighter jets from Heathrow to Stanstead few days ago.

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