Jul 05, 2017

Central province governor, CM threaten school principal! Featured

Ceylon Teachers Union chief Joseph Stalin alleges an attempt to use the 58-year-old playground belonging to Tennakoon Wimalananda Vidyalaya at Wattegama in Kandy as a private bus parking facility in an authoritarian manner,

He told Sri Lanka Mirror that central province governor Niluka Ekanayake and chief minister Sarath Ekanayake have both forced the school’s principal Shantha Kumara to give the playground to park buses.

After the principal vehemently opposed the suggestion, he was summoned by the governor and the CM to their offices on May 31 and June 26 respectively.

As principal Kumara persisted with his stand, Ekanayake went to the school yesterday (04) and threatened him with a transfer.

However, the provincial education director and secretary are both not supporting the school to ensure students’ right to education, but appear only to safeguard their positions.

Stalin said the president has been informed in writing about the incident and requested to give a quick solution.