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Edu. Minister suspends leadership programme

20 February 2018 02:10 pm - 23     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


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)

  Comments - 23

  • Sunil Tuesday, 20 February 2018 03:10 PM

    This so called "accident" displays the callous disregard for safety observed by the idiots who organized this programme. If they are not lunatics they must be tried for manslaughter. A gentlemen has lost his beloved wife and four children have lost their mother at a time they needed her so much. Can this loss ever be recovered?

    Manik Tuesday, 20 February 2018 03:13 PM

    Can this minister enumerate three productive things he has accomplished ever since he assumed the educational portfolio?

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 20 February 2018 03:52 PM

    Absolutely correct.

    Jagath Leanage Wednesday, 21 February 2018 06:19 AM

    One of the fail ministers among many .

    johan Wednesday, 21 February 2018 08:34 AM

    This program was introduced to SL by former defense secretary. But they should have adopted some safety measures and precautionary measures in case of any accidents.Mother of 4 children and being a principal not necessary to climb a rope.This program is ideal for beginners on their young age before joining the work

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 20 February 2018 03:14 PM

    For a principal to sustain serious injuries and die, this exercise is certainly not the type for this purpose and looks more like one which army soldiers perform. This is proof that a country with 95% literacy can still be very ignorant.

    Vernon Tuesday, 20 February 2018 03:18 PM

    Leadership does not require skills of climbing a rope. The only skill needed is to hold the "Pandama" without wavering.

    Kumara Tuesday, 20 February 2018 03:29 PM

    I am surprised you asked her to climb on a rope while not knowing her physical and medical capacity.Do these teachers undergo medical examination prior to attending these sessions?

    Ceylon Tuesday, 20 February 2018 03:29 PM

    During excise and physical training accidents are not un usuall.many deaths happens during police and military trainings.this madam is a cadet and known to these situations.we pray for her soul.god bless you.

    Jaliya Wednesday, 21 February 2018 07:55 AM

    Since when a 53 year old woman is asked to climb ropes, who was a principle in a school ? A job mostly involve in siting down academic activities. Don't matter whether she was a cadet at the age of 25. She should have been given yoga exercises not climbing ropes. now whoever implemented this idiotic program can use the same rope to hang themselves up.

    Jeewan Tuesday, 20 February 2018 03:29 PM

    these types of thing happens when you have such programmes, why you need to suspend a good programme.

    Karu Tuesday, 20 February 2018 03:42 PM

    What is the use when teachers are busy with politics and tuition classes

    Druvi Tuesday, 20 February 2018 04:11 PM

    School Principles climbing Ropes??? What on earth for do they have to do this? Is climbing a rope a prerequisite for good leadership qualities? This is crazy.

    BV Tuesday, 20 February 2018 05:37 PM

    Funny isn 't it ? Absolutely !

    Shan Tuesday, 20 February 2018 05:22 PM

    Principals climbing ropes??? Are they going to catch thieves or terrorists? Please do away with Foolish training as this.

    Neil Wednesday, 21 February 2018 06:15 AM

    Two no balls in succession from the Minister. Laptops and now this.

    Neil Wednesday, 21 February 2018 06:18 AM

    Why not we have leadership training to our politicians. May be boot-camp training and rehabilitation.

    Vipn B. Wednesday, 21 February 2018 04:24 PM

    Perhaps politicians should read “Politics for Dummies” book.

    Arnold Wednesday, 21 February 2018 08:37 AM

    Spoon feeding again. Let the people do exercise on their own. Teach them how to exercise and set standards for health fitness to work int he government.

    Retired Teacher Wednesday, 21 February 2018 09:43 AM

    Before coming to the power, they criticized thoroughly the military training and ranks given to to the school principals during the Rajapakshas regime . But they have forgotten all what they promised before the election and are continuing all what Rajapakshas did. This Minister must resign forthwith.

    A Student of Sri Lankan School Wednesday, 21 February 2018 11:33 AM

    කඹ දිගේ නගින නායකයින් පුහුනු කරන්නේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යංශයේ පමණයි. ලෝකයේ වෙනත් කිසිම රටක මේ වැනි පුහුණු ගුරුවරුන්ට දෙන බවට තොරතුරු වර්තා නොවේ.

    truth Wednesday, 21 February 2018 03:10 PM

    This leadership programme is needed for our Ministers and MPs. Save the money and time spent on this leadership programme to others for something useful.

    neil Wednesday, 21 February 2018 03:42 PM

    Riduculas training. Jumping ropes for Leadrship training!!! cant thy even google to see contents for such leadership progams and adapt to SL (Not Adopt!)

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