Education minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam today instructed the Education Ministry Secretary to suspend the leadership programme till the completion of the investigation of the death of the principal of the Ambalantota Suchi National School.
He also instructed the Secretary of the Ministry Sunil Hettiarachchi to conduct the investigations under Ministry Level.
The principal of the Ambalantota Suchi National School Rohini Kumari Attapattu (53) had died while participating in a training programme conducted for Principals on Saturday (17).
The Minister earlier had instructed to pay attention for the safety, health and other factors of the Principals with the aim of uplifting the personality development of the principals and leadership qualities.
The Ministry has taken steps to inquire into the incident which took place during such environment.
The Principal, who died, has participated in similar leadership training programmes in Rantembe and Kuda Oya, under the direction of the Ministry of Education. She has also served as a CADET Officer.
The Principal had met with the accident while trying to climb on a rope, which was part of the leadership programme.
She had fallen at the training programme and sustained injuries.
The programme was held at the Wayamba Teacher Training Centre in Wariyapola, Kurunegala.
She was admitted to the Kurunegala Teaching hospital with serious injuries and later succumbed to the injuries, while being transferred to Colombo National Hospital. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)