No respite for handicapped child

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The mother of a handicapped student of a leading girl’s school in Colombo has complained to the Human Rights Commission over the shifting her handicapped daughter’s class room to the third floor of the building much to her inconvenience.

She said she and her husband had to carry their handicapped daughter and the wheel chair to the class room on the third floor and noted that on one occasion she had fallen on the staircase while carrying her handicapped daughter.

The mother said that her father who came to help her had now been informed that he should refrain from coming to school so often and that her request to shift the class to the ground floor had fallen on the deaf ears.

She told the Human Rights Commission that these events had compelled her daughter to remain at home.

Meanwhile, Ceylon Teacher Association General Secretary Joseph Stalin said it was sad that a handicapped girl had lost the opportunity and the right to be educated because of the steps taken by the school administration and that it was a violation of her fundamental rights. (Tharindu Jayawardene)
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  • dharma Wednesday, 08 April 2015 08:14 PM

    the principal of the school must sent on complusary lave forthwith.

    lkboy Wednesday, 08 April 2015 09:31 AM

    what is the school?

    Dr Sudharma Wednesday, 08 April 2015 05:11 PM

    It is ridiculous administration not to address the mental and physical needs of a handicapped student. The principal might be a political stooger who had failed in her/his psychology paper. This should be reported not only to the HR violation in Sri Lanka, but also to the UN to act accordingly. This innocent child might be physically handicapped but such authorities should be mentally handicapped as well us morally lost. Why do media hide the name of the so called leading schools on such malpractices?


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