Teacher arrested for punishing student

25 October 2011 08:10 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A Horana school teacher who had allegedly given 20 canings and slapped a Grade Nine schoolboy was taken into custody by the police and produced before Horana Chief Magistrate Mahinda Ranasinghe.

The female teacher was released on personal bail of Rs. 50,000 each with two sureties.

Horana police SI Wimalaratne who produced the suspect told court that the teacher had punished the student for allegedly bringing a present to be given to a schoolgirl. Police said the student had undergone treatment at the Kalubowila hospital for two days.

The teacher is a resident of Weligampitiya in Pokunuwita. (Buddhika Kumarasiri)

  Comments - 10

  • Rohana Wednesday, 26 October 2011 05:26 AM

    Buddhism should be taught to teachers to practice

    Just Another Citizen Wednesday, 26 October 2011 06:52 AM

    We punish children but not the adults who cause the biggest crimes.

    Ex Student Wednesday, 26 October 2011 07:27 AM

    Still the teacher does not have any right to physically punish the student!

    chitra. Wednesday, 26 October 2011 07:39 AM

    Tell the teacher to move with the time.The schools should not use the canes any more.The poor student must have got a mental scar for life.I am surprised to hear that Srilanka is not moving with the time.

    sangeetha Tuesday, 25 October 2011 09:23 PM

    Most of the teachers I know do not know that it is a crime to use a cane on their students. How and why is it that any teacher in Sri Lanka is given the weapon of such a crime against children by the very institutions that are supposed to nurture and protect? This teacher should serve jail time and be dismissed from her job. She is a sadist and not fit to even come close to young children.

    Riyazi-Dorking Tuesday, 25 October 2011 10:04 PM

    May be that teacher didn`t get any presents during her school days !! Jealous..jealous..!!!

    sltk2004 Wednesday, 26 October 2011 10:07 AM

    Even if that was the case, this is not the way to handle that.

    Siva Wednesday, 26 October 2011 01:30 AM

    Poor student. Teacher is wrong

    Patriot Wednesday, 26 October 2011 04:45 AM

    Could this boy have tried to misbehave with the female student?

    AF Wednesday, 26 October 2011 04:56 AM

    I think it is high time for us to do away with corporal punishments.


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