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Colombo Zonal Education office withdraws order to invite MPs

18 April 2018 12:27 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Colombo Zonal Education office has withdrawn an order it issued in February to Principals in Colombo schools demanding they pay due respect to Parliamentarians and PC members who attend special school functions.

In a letter dated February 20 sent to all schools in the Colombo Zonal Division, Zonal Education Director P.N. Silva ordered that parliamentarians and PC members, public representatives, be invited to special school functions.

The letter went a step further when it ordered the invitees, especially members of parliament, be ‘given due respect’ when they attended such events.

The order was revoked on April 9 following public criticism after it was released to the media. The revocation letter by Zonal Education Director Silva apologized for the inconvenience faced by principals.

A news story published by the Daily Mirror on March 25 revealed that the order was conveyed with a list of Provincial Councillors who represented the Colombo Zonal Education Development Structural Committee. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)


  Comments - 7

  • Zeena Wednesday, 18 April 2018 01:38 PM

    The least we see politicians the better . They need to perform first.

    ravin Wednesday, 18 April 2018 01:47 PM

    New circular is coming out soon. " All politicians to be banned within 1km from all schools. This apply to private schools as well "

    Mervyn Fernando. Wednesday, 18 April 2018 02:05 PM

    Great News. Do you think any of our politicians deserve any respect. SHIT.

    Dee Wednesday, 18 April 2018 03:19 PM

    Nothing new. Everything which is enforced gets withdrawn the next day. Taxes, fines, new laws, rules, incentives. Everything.

    Sunil Wednesday, 18 April 2018 03:22 PM

    This Zonal Education Director seems to be a spineless moron giving honour to whom dishonour is due in no small measure.

    CITIZEN Wednesday, 18 April 2018 03:46 PM

    What made this stupid Director to send out the Circular? Is he having an idea to become a politician after his retirement? He will definitely rub mud all over his body!!!

    Kingsley Wijesinhe Thursday, 19 April 2018 09:51 AM

    Zonal Director P N Silva should be severely dealt with for making the government a laughing stock.

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