Ragging in Srilankan Universities is called as practicing University’s rituals, behaviors and etc by the second year students to first-year students.  Giving practices for the rituals is good but the worst is ragging hurts anyone.  Sri Lanka totally banned ragging in Universities nevertheless it’s going on.We have some happy moments and pissed off moments in our ragging period. I want to share my experience with you.

I also scared of ragging when I am going to University as a fresher. I thought it is the duty of the second year students to make the first year students feel comfortable. But they are making me feel nervous on those days. We have to wear a dress code for Ragging period. Boys have to wear formal dresses with shoes. Girls have to wear long skirt & blouse with oiled and plaited hair. Really that dress code is very uncomfortable for me and my friends too. We are easily identified by all the seniors as first-year students. But what to do? We have to go there with that dress code. Dress code is the imperative thing in our ragging period.


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We have to go to University in a line parallel with an opposite gender.We have to memorize our batch mates name and their hometowns and about their family members. Seniors ask questions about our batch mates. We blamed them when our answers are incorrect. We have to attend so many meeting of the seniors in the period and they blame us in all meetings for our every move. We have to see their eyes when they are talking and so on. They did some silly things like holding opposite gender’s hand while walking, singing, Proposing a tree, lightning by hands, taking photos by hands and etc.

Next, I want to share about the food. We have to eat the canteen food for our breakfast and lunch. The food price is less but the food is not good in taste. We have to wait for a long line to get the food in the canteen and also seniors will ask questions about University’s history & details, batch mates details and etc when we are eating. I still feel funny when I recalling that incident.


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The worst thing in the ragging period is card name. Seniors assign the demeaning nickname to the Juniors and they have to be called by that name throughout their entire University life. In some Universities, they have to tell a poem which contains bad words and recite in front of all. Really I hate this thing in my entire life. Still, I hate some seniors for this ragging.

The best thing about the ragging is muddy bucketing. Still, I’m remembering that day. We got muddy bucket by our seniors and also we did to them as a bucket. Our head was decorated with leaves and bucketed. We did some silly thing like praying a tree. After that bucketing, Our ragging was little loosened after this incident.

After some days, Our seniors gave a social party. We dressed up with sarees and boys dressed up with formal with ties. We took so many photographs and so on. They gave a tea party and also dinner.  That is the end day of our ragging. We became like freest birds on that day.


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From my thought, Ragging is not helping in our studies but it helps us to move with our batchmates easily. Did you watch “Meesaya Muruku” Film? Same like, I still hate some seniors and also love some seniors who make me feel comfortable on those days.

What about your ragging experiences? Feel free to share with me.

81 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Hetha February 27, 2018 Subscriber

    Excellent … well done dr

  2. Raj varman February 27, 2018 Subscriber

    I Cant say ragging is a good one.but it is important to ragg within some limitations….juniors must learn to respect seniors….But its good to not hurt any girls in bad words…..I am also feeling un happy…dur to activities in ragging period…

    • Thenuka Yogarajah February 28, 2018 Author

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  3. sive February 27, 2018 Subscriber

    really you told about the happymoments and pissed off moments. but, In my view ragging is an imporatant thing. keep writing

    • Thenuka Yogarajah February 28, 2018 Author

      Hmm
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  4. Ketharani February 27, 2018 Subscriber

    Good article, Ragging is must in proper way to make best friendship between new faces

    • Thenuka Yogarajah February 28, 2018 Author

      Keep Reading Ketharani

  5. Paviththiran February 27, 2018 Subscriber

    Ragging sometimes means guiding their juniors when we see from proper seniors perspective.

    • Thenuka Yogarajah February 28, 2018 Author

      That’s right
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  6. shan February 28, 2018 Subscriber

    really intresting…well.done thenu…go ahead

    • Thenuka Yogarajah February 28, 2018 Author

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  7. Karthiga February 28, 2018 Subscriber

    Ragging is not a bad thing as it brings a great bond in friendship.. But physically, mentally affecting ragging activities must be prohibited.. Anyhow, well said Thenu☺ Keep writing..

    • Thenuka Yogarajah February 28, 2018 Author

      That’s right Karthiga
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  8. Subaraj February 28, 2018 Subscriber

    Really superp akka…..

    • Thenuka Yogarajah February 28, 2018 Author

      Thankyou Subaraj
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  9. Jathu February 28, 2018 Subscriber

    Haha ragging is fun
    Totally true

  10. Karthi February 28, 2018 Subscriber

    Intresting Article dr..

    • Thenuka Yogarajah February 28, 2018 Author

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  11. Kiri February 28, 2018 Subscriber

    ragging is good with some limitations and proper way.

    • Thenuka Yogarajah February 28, 2018 Author

      Yes
      akeep Reading Kiriyangan

  12. Vinu February 28, 2018 Subscriber

    A well written article thenuka….
    Exactly saying the positives and negatives of ragging in higher educational institutions…
    Very good and keep on hoing.. ✌️

  13. Vinu February 28, 2018 Subscriber

    A very interesting article Thenuka…
    Exactly speaking the positives and negatives of ragging tradition in higher educational institute..
    Well done and keep on going.. ✌️

    • Thenuka Yogarajah February 28, 2018 Author

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  14. Sujan February 28, 2018 Subscriber

    Ragging will help towards moving with friends & helping hands for our studies too. Who has really enjoy the ragging period …..

    • Thenuka Yogarajah February 28, 2018 Author

      That’s absolutely right
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  15. Nithi February 28, 2018 Subscriber

    Ragging is a good thing(proper way).. its introduce a new person as a frd, sister, brother and etc.if take one example ..
    YOU&ME.

    • Thenuka Yogarajah February 28, 2018 Author

      That’s right
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  16. Arjun February 28, 2018 Subscriber

    I also felt like you
    keep writing

    • Thenuka Yogarajah February 28, 2018 Author

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  17. vino February 28, 2018 Subscriber

    good article & very interesting keep it up thenu

    • Thenuka Yogarajah February 28, 2018 Author

      Thankyou so much
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  18. Anojan February 28, 2018 Subscriber

    Good Article Akka

    • Thenuka Yogarajah February 28, 2018 Author

      Thankyou
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  19. Dinu February 28, 2018 Subscriber

    Everything will be interesting with limits… ragging is also interesting. Sometimes it’s difficult to students but it’s give more confidents to them.. I think after ragging period they can lead everything without hesitation..
    nice thenu..

    • Thenuka Yogarajah February 28, 2018 Author

      Thankyou so much
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  20. Banu Sweety February 28, 2018 Subscriber

    Well.. Ragging is a form of mild sadism. They appeal to the emotional part of your mind. Is it a good thing? Does it build character? I don’t know. It changes you, that’s for sure. Depends on how you take it.

    And as for my experience, I am not willing to share the exact details. But, I did make some good contacts with the seniors, which later on proved useful.

    • Thenuka Yogarajah February 28, 2018 Author

      Thankyou for sharing your valuable thoughts banu
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  21. kanagarathnam mauran February 28, 2018 Subscriber

    Ragging is important one in uni life because it helps to collaborate with others and understand the world.. bt it has some limitation..

    • Thenuka Yogarajah February 28, 2018 Author

      Thankyou so much for your valuable comment Mauran
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    • Thenuka Yogarajah February 28, 2018 Author

      That’s right Mauran
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  22. Sivathmeega February 28, 2018 Subscriber

    Ragging means guiding their juniors.But sometimes as an encroachment.Any way,must want to every freshers.If they Got,After the ragging,they will close with seniors.This is my real experience.

  23. Sivathmeega February 28, 2018 Subscriber

    Ragging must want to every freshers.If they Got,After the ragging,they will close with seniors.This is my real experience.

    • Thenuka Yogarajah March 1, 2018 Author

      That’s right
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  24. Rangeetha.S February 28, 2018 Subscriber

    Interesting Article dear! It’s a slightly mirror of my feelings too when I was in Ragging period. But Then I realised, ragging isn’t full of offences If it’s done in correct manner. Really It was helped to make me broad minded,speak out what ever in mind actually,handle difficult situations without fear,move with friends & etc. Ragging is going as Bad now a days because of some sadistic persons. Keep writing….

    • Thenuka Yogarajah March 1, 2018 Author

      Thankyou so much for your valuable comment.
      That’s right. Ragging is going as bad by sadistic persons.
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  25. Vinoj February 28, 2018 Subscriber

    Well said Friend….. Keep writing

    • Thenuka Yogarajah March 1, 2018 Author

      Thankyou
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  26. Keerthana February 28, 2018 Subscriber

    Good article akkaaa
    Good luck

  27. kavi February 28, 2018 Subscriber

    The ragging is my unforgettable days. This is my experience too .except that(They did some silly things like holding opposite gender’s hand while walking, singing, Proposing a tree, lightning by hands, taking photos by hands and etc.) Note: even yesterday night you did ragging me senior akka

    • Thenuka Yogarajah March 1, 2018 Author

      What i did to you
      I just kidded you
      I didn’t give anymore ragginging to you.
      Keep Reading dear

  28. Nivetha February 28, 2018 Subscriber

    Ragging should be in universities because it should increase the bond not only wid batch mates but also wid our seniors. But physically and mentally affected raggings must be prohibited. There are some interest things and also boring moments also. Eventhough these are memories of university life. Thenu great work that u have done. Waiting for more articles from you dr.

    • Thenuka Yogarajah March 1, 2018 Author

      Well said Nivetha
      Thankyou so much for your valuable comment
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  29. Sinthujan February 28, 2018 Subscriber

    If everyone gets to know the meaning of ragging and the purpose of ragging then no need to worry about it like .It also gives a good chance to make nice memories and bond among the people in the university.

    • Thenuka Yogarajah March 1, 2018 Author

      It’s true
      Keep Reading sinthujan

  30. Nakaa February 28, 2018 Subscriber

    Lower and upper limits should be well defined in ragging. Otherwise it can cause too many problems. BTW it has both good and bad effects. The process should be streamlined to take more positive outcomes

    • Thenuka Yogarajah March 1, 2018 Author

      Thankyou Nakaa for your valuable comment
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  31. S.Nalina March 1, 2018 Subscriber

    Superb

    • Thenuka Yogarajah March 1, 2018 Author

      Thankyou
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  32. Nirojan March 1, 2018 Subscriber

    பள்ளிபருவத்தை முடித்து உலக வாழ்க்கைக்கு அடி எடுத்து வைக்க முதல் இரண்டுக்குமோர் இணைப்பை ஏற்படுத்துவது பல்கலைக்கழக வாழ்க்கை. அந்த இணைப்பு சரிவர அமைய பகிடிவதை முக்கிய பங்காற்றும் என்றால் மிகையாகாது.
    இக்கால கட்டத்தின் போதான கட்டுப்பாடுகள் அனைத்துமே கசக்க செய்தாலும் நமது மேம்பாட்டிற்கு அத்தியாவசியம் என்பதை மறுக்க ஏலாது.
    வரிசையாக செல்லுதல் ஆகட்டும் நிர்ணயிக்கப்பட்ட ஆடை ஆகட்டும் எல்லாமே எதிர்காலத்தில் எங்கோ ஒரு இடத்தில செல்வாக்கு செலுத்தும்.ஏன் சிற்றுண்டிச்சாலை உணவு கூட..
    பகிடி வதை சரிவர செய்ய வேண்டுமென்பது முக்கியமானது என்பது மறுக்க ஏலாத உண்மை.
    வாழ்த்துக்கள் நல்ல முயற்சி

    • Thenuka Yogarajah March 1, 2018 Author

      முற்றிலும் உண்மை நானு அவற்றை ஆதரிக்கிறேன். ஆனால் அவை தனிமனிதனை உளரீதியில் பாதிக்கக்கூடாது

  33. Mathu Sunthareswaran March 1, 2018 Subscriber

    In my point, ragging is good if it is maintained in its limitations.. great job thenu.. long way to go.. congrats dr..

    • Thenuka Yogarajah March 1, 2018 Author

      Thankyou so much mathurangi
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  34. S.Nivejan March 1, 2018 Subscriber

    It is in university life that a student gains knowledge about social life.He learn how to behave to his teachers,friends,seniors.A senior has a role to show him the difficulties of life.Ragging provides a platform to test ones ability to cope up with extreme situations.On the other hand ragging also hurts one’s ego and self confidence.It is good as well as bad.
    Good article. Keep it up

    • Thenuka Yogarajah March 1, 2018 Author

      Thankyou so much
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  35. முரளீ March 1, 2018 Subscriber

    பகிடிவதை தேவையான ஒன்றே. யார் எவ்வாறு கூறினும் பகிடிவதை காலத்தில் செய்யப்படும் அனைத்தும் வாழ்வின் ஏதோ ஒரு காலப்பகுதி வாழ்வில் ஏதோ ஒரு தேவைக்கு நேரடியாக அல்லது மறைமுகமாக செல்வாக்கு செலுத்தும். மன ரீதியாக பாதிக்கப்ஙடுவது என்று கூறப்படுவது அந்த குறிப்பிட்ட காலப்பகுதிக்குள் மட்டுமே, பின்னர் அவற்றை எண்ணும் போது இனிமைமிக்க தருணங்களாகவே காணப்படும், nic name கலாச்சாரம் அனைவரும் அனைவரையும் தெரிந்து கொள்வதற்காக, எதிர்பாலருடனான கூச்சங்களை போக்கவே ஏனைய பகிடி வதைகள் செய்யப்படுகின்றன. மேலும் எமது தவறுக்கு அடுத்தவரை தண்டிப்பதும், அடுத்தவர் தவறுக்கு எம்மை தண்டிப்பதும் ஒற்றுமை உதவி செய்தல் என்பவற்றை வளரக்க, உணவின் தரம் குறைவாக தரப்படல் நாம் எங்கும் உயிர் வாழ தயார்படுத்தவே எது எவ்வாறு சரிவர செய்தால் பகிடிவதை தேவையான ஒன்று, என் சிந்தனை மற்றும் அனுபவங்களில் இருந்து, நல்ல பதிவு வாழ்த்துக்கள் தோழி

  36. RajTHANIST March 1, 2018 Subscriber

    Good article…..but I don’t know about ragging…… Personally I hate

    • Thenuka Yogarajah March 2, 2018 Author

      I too.
      Thankyou
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  37. Jasikaran March 2, 2018 Subscriber

    Very nice article
    Ragging which helps to guide junior students. The junior students who will have the ability to cope with any problems in their future.Not only that the junior students to whom will be a personality who can take any responsibility in their life.
    In my opinion, ragging is important

    • Thenuka Yogarajah March 2, 2018 Author

      That’s right
      keep Reading

  38. R.M sajee March 2, 2018 Subscriber

    Super akka
    Ragging is a very good thing in my life …that is a unforgettable moments in our life …that’s way..we are lucky akka…but someone gave physically and metally …it’s should to prohibited one….keep it up akka…..nice article akka keep it up

    • Thenuka Yogarajah March 2, 2018 Author

      Thankyou so much
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  39. K.T.Ruban March 3, 2018 Subscriber

    Ragging is important. because it makes good strength for face anything that happens in society.It helps to make good relationship with inner batches likes juniors and seniors.
    Carry on ragging but makes simpler and through easy ways.

    • Thenuka Yogarajah March 5, 2018 Author

      All have to know that it hurts or not.
      Have to do ragging in a proper way.
      Thankyou so much
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  40. Vahesan March 3, 2018 Subscriber

    A good article that speaks about an important matter. Ragging has both positives and negatives. We have to try to increase the positives and avoid those negative effects. Ragging is good when it is fun for both the seniors as well as the juniors. It can be used as a platform to develop the skills and hidden talents of the freshers.
    Keep writing. Focus more on spelling and grammar.

    • Thenuka Yogarajah March 5, 2018 Author

      Thankyou for your valvaluable comment
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  41. Zaina March 3, 2018 Subscriber

    Nice article …proud of u thenu…congratzzz & keep it up

    • Thenuka Yogarajah March 5, 2018 Author

      Thankyou
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  42. neethan March 13, 2018 Subscriber

    worst days in my life .

    • Thenuka Yogarajah March 13, 2018 Author

      Yeah
      May be

  43. neethan March 13, 2018 Subscriber

    place last comments at the top and there is no option to edit or delete the comment .

    • Thenuka Yogarajah March 13, 2018 Author

      We will provide the solution as soon as possible

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