Education officials more at fault than Thewarapperuma: JHU

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Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) said today Deputy Minister PalithaThewarapperuma only mediated to mete out justice to the parents and children who were deprived of their right to education though his behaviour was unacceptable.

JHU central committee member Ven. Hadigalle Wimalasara Thera said what was even more serious was the fact that education authorities had ignored the plight ofthe nine students who were without a school for six months.

“As a responsible political party, we do not approve of Deputy Minister Thewarapperuma’s violent behaviour but he did so to mete out justice to the parents and the children who were deprived of their right to education. It is the education authorities who must be faulted not so much the deputy minister,” he said.

The Thera said it was regrettable that the parents were remanded for no other reason but because of desperate attempt to get a school for their children.

“They entered the school premises not to loot but to win a basic right for their children. It is a matter that has to be looked into in a more humane manner than in legal terms. They may have resorted to violence because justice was not meted out to them,” he said.(Ajith Siriwardana)

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  Comments - 5

  • NihalSamarasinghe Thursday, 07 July 2016 04:40 PM

    Hamuduruvanegon katha kiyanna epa.Me karupu wede nosandalai

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 07 July 2016 03:45 PM

    Dear Thera, both the Parents and Minister were undisciplined and broke the law moreover in the premises of a school, their is no excuse for this. SL is a 3rd world country and underdeveloped thanks to leaders like you, thus our schools are inadequate and the admission system is rife with corruption. Instead of looking at things using Buddhist Principles please do not justify wrongs as right.

    T.j.miskin Thursday, 07 July 2016 03:56 PM

    JHU spokesman is very correct.The police and education authorities have acted like idiots by remanding the parents. This ayahapahalanaya has become a painful experience to the country.Nobetter than the last regime.

    ananda Thursday, 07 July 2016 04:02 PM

    Very correct the venerable theros comments. We agree with you wholeheartedly. via DM Android App

    Vernon Thursday, 07 July 2016 04:19 PM

    When justice is not done, or does not appear to be done, it is natural for people to take the law into their own hands. This is one of the main reasons for some of the crimes taking place these days.

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