Top Uva politician forced principal to kneel: CHRR

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The Centre for Human Rights and Research (CHRR) today requested the Education Ministry to look into an incident in Badulla where a top provincial level politician in Uva had forced a school principal to kneel.

In a letter to the Ministry Secretary, CHRR Executive Director Keerthi Tennakoon said they have received information that this politician had summoned a principal of a Tamil girls school in Badulla and forced her to kneel after she refused to follow his orders.

“Parents of a student had met the school principal with a letter obtained from the politician to get the student admitted to the school. However, the principal has rejected the letter saying she is not bound to follow orders of politicians but education ministry officials,” Mr. Tennakoon said in the letter.

He said after the parents had reported the incident to the politician, he had summoned the principal through provincial education officers and had forced her to kneel and apologise.

“This is an uncivilized and inhumane act which degrades the reputation of the public service. Therefore, we request the ministry to look into this issue and take necessary action in this regard,” Mr. Tennekoon said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 13

  • Saman Wednesday, 10 January 2018 09:20 PM

    Take necessary actions? Man, This is Sri Lanka. Only thing that can happen is Principle will lose her job and shamed by the politicians.

    Aku Thursday, 11 January 2018 08:32 AM

    WHO is this damn Politician???? HE should be made to kneel in front of the Principle and apologize immediately... Please name this idiot... and to think, we, the stupid people of Sri Lanka pay these idiots and salary and perks too...

    Rufus Norton Thursday, 11 January 2018 08:43 AM

    Such high-handed acts of blatant and brazen behaviour of politicians who don't have an iota of decency stems from the reason that there is no spine at the top to deal with these politicians decisively and promptly. The public have to grin and bear while politicians run amok knowing very well, there won't be any repercussions.

    dulan Thursday, 11 January 2018 08:50 AM

    Why is the Minister not named?

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 11 January 2018 09:06 AM

    This is Thondaman.... another monkey who swindled this nation by holding the GSA for Sri Lankan for India and did not pay the airline, the money was written off thru a cabinet directive. He is one fellow like his grandfather who became wealthy off the votes of the poor tamil tea pluckers in the central hills. These are the curses of this nation.

    Asoka Thursday, 11 January 2018 09:14 AM

    At first it was a female teacher who were forced to kneel by an MP. The President re appointed the said MP after some time. Now this time another MP forced to kneel a School Principle. I am awaiting for the day to see who is going to kneel down the President...! What can we expect...?

    SL Thursday, 11 January 2018 09:22 AM

    Why do not you expose his name.Where is stalin

    voter Thursday, 11 January 2018 10:05 AM

    This is what happens when persons without education and who had not even managed to get through O'levels hold political offices. What a mess this country is in.

    Yahiya Thursday, 11 January 2018 10:08 AM

    We hope minister will do the good lesson to politicians.

    Rasheed Thursday, 11 January 2018 10:44 AM

    Don't worry the top politician will be made MInister very soon.

    Dr.S.wijetilleka Thursday, 11 January 2018 03:17 PM

    The president should sack this politician now. To hell with or without his support for the governmert, this idiot should be removed. he should also inform his friend Piyasena Gamge to behave himself or face the sack.

    Sarath Thursday, 11 January 2018 03:28 PM

    This goes back to what is happening in Parliament. A politician thinks he is a dictator and slave master. Everyone is enslaved to him or her. When you elect illiterate and thugs from society, this is what you will get.

    Wise Donkey Thursday, 11 January 2018 08:22 PM

    What a disgusting lot our present politicians are. They have to learn a lot from our past legends like Dudley, NM, SWRD, Sirimavo, and the rest. Can you ever imagine any one them stoop to this level. Shame on the current lot

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