President assures he will be impartial on the SAITM issue

He requested all medical students to engage in their studies without boycotting lectures. President Maithripala Sirisena says he will not allow any injustice to happen to the medical students of universities due to the SAITM Private Medical College in Malambe.“As the President of the country I am not partial to any party in this issue. I will bring justice to every student while being impartial. I will have discussions with all relevant parties and solve this problem through a reasonable program which everybody can accept,” he said. The President was addressing a public meeting held today in the Town Hall Playground in Thalawakele. He vested the new village Hutvilpura in Nuwara Eliya with public. “We cannot let the children who are to take over the future of the country, to be misled by groups with vested interests. The Government fulfill its responsibility to open the ways for the students to win the competitive world in a fair society,” the President stated.He said action will be taken to enhance the quality and standards of the free education by strengthening it by supplying the required facilities for all universities. He also pointed out on the importance to establish educational institutes with quality and standards to solve the problems of the students who are unable to enter into universities but are qualified for such education. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Football Ohio State offensive tackle Jamarco Jones selected by Seattle Seahawks in

Ohio State senior left tackle Jamarco Jones warms up prior to the Buckeyes’ 38-7 win versus Army on Sept. 16 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorFormer Ohio State left tackle Jamarco Jones was selected in the fifth round with the No. 168 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks.Jones started 27 consecutive games during his junior and senior seasons. He was recognized as a First-team All-Big Ten member last season, and second-team in 2016. Jones played in 50 games, including the 2014 national championship win against Oregon, in his four seasons as a Buckeye.Jones helped Ohio State rank 17th in the country with 243.2 rushing yards per game, while also earning the eighth-most yards per rush at 5.78 yards per carry.Ohio State also gave up the ninth-fewest tackles for loss per game during last season (4.14).Jones did not fare well at the NFL combine. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound lineman finished with the third-slowest 40-yard dash (5.50 seconds) among offensive lineman, and the second-slowest 20-yard shuttle (4.99 seconds).Seattle gave up 43 sacks, the 11th most in the NFL, even with one of the more elusive quarterbacks in the league, Russell Wilson, under center.Jones and the Seahawks open up the 2018 season on Sept. 9 against the Denver Broncos. read more