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Thewarapperuma fiasco: mothers remanded

5 July 2016 04:45 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The mothers of the nine students, admitted to the Meegahathenna Primary School by Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma, were produced in Court today and remanded till July 7 by Matugama Magistrate Wasantha Kosala Senadeera on charges of unlawful assembly and illegal entry to the school.

The deputy minister and several parents of the students of the primary school had launched strike on June 27 outside the Matugama Zonal Education Office, claiming that the authorities had failed to admit their children to the school.

The Police had obtained a court order on June 29 preventing unlawful assembly.

However on June 30 the deputy minister and the parents entered the school and had allegedly forced the school principal to admit their children to school.

The parents were arrested when they accompanied their children to school this morning.

The parents are residents of Meegahathenna, Kulubanduwa, Nawalakanda and Pashawlhena.(Bandu Thambavita and S. Madawala)

Video by Bandu Mathugama

  Comments - 9

  • Citizen Tuesday, 05 July 2016 07:48 PM

    Ha,Ha,Ha the main culprit is at large

    Fearful citizens of Sri Lanka Tuesday, 05 July 2016 08:47 PM

    Oh My God!!!!!I really fear now even to comment hear. this reminds me 87 88 era in a new face. really i'm beginning to fear.

    Gongnamba Tuesday, 05 July 2016 09:38 PM

    Ha Ha Haaaaa - who has to solve this fiasco now - yahapalanaya getting more and more ridiculous

    WTF Wednesday, 06 July 2016 02:47 AM

    The parents are as much to blame as the deputy minister. They cannot take matters into their own hands just to suit their needs. Let the law handle this!

    Dot Wednesday, 06 July 2016 03:30 AM

    This picture of a parent carrying a child in protest of a decision is a sad story .. Will this child block this incident from her mind later .The situation of parents seeking admission to a school in this manner is harrowing and unwanted ,. A school must be found for the kids. this is their right to be educated . The neighbour hood schools must be maintained with facilities that project credible standards, so that Parents will not enter into this bun fight of gaining admissions to favoured schools in the area ... Politicians are there to make laws for equitable distribution of funding to upgrade or maintain all schools not create such situations in the country .

    Dinesh Welgama Tuesday, 05 July 2016 06:14 PM

    This is call the law of King Kakille. Person who violated the law is in Hospital, but the innocents in jail.

    NARAYANA Tuesday, 05 July 2016 06:14 PM

    YAMAPALANA thug police state in full action, now country heading for disarray

    ANTON Tuesday, 05 July 2016 06:45 PM

    "PAHATH THANIN YAY GALAA JALEY ..........."

    Asoka Tuesday, 05 July 2016 06:48 PM

    this is really bad...innocent parents...!! when ignorance and corruption is at its peak in school administration these things cannot avoid...every parent trying to get a school for their child...


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