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Forcing principal to kneel: Uva CM denies allegations

12 January 2018 01:12 pm - 20     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Chief Minister Uva Province Chamara Dasanayake told the media yesterday afternoon at his office that it was absolutely a false allegation that he threatened and forced a principal of a Tamil girls’ school in Badulla to kneel down before him.

He said that he received complaints that the principal concerned being a Hindu had discriminated the students of other faiths and that he called her to his official residence to inquire into the complaint in the presence of the Secretary to the Provincial Ministry of Education, Director of Education and the parents who made the complaint.

“I only requested the principal to be cautious of acts that could disturb communal harmony and after a friendly discussion we could settle the dispute amicably. After the meeting the principal and the parent saluted me in the oriental fashion and left. However, the JVP Provincial Councillor Samantha Vidyarathana has resorted to a false propaganda from the political platform to tarnish my image. I will take legal action against him,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Principal R. Bhavani who refused the allegation levelled against the Chief Minister, confirmed his version of the story.

She said that she met the Chief Minister at his residence to inquire into a complaint made by two parents and that the issue was resolved in a friendly atmosphere. She further said politicians were attempting to gain cheap political mileage through false propaganda. (Prasad Rukmal and Prasanna Pathmasiri)

  Comments - 20

  • voter Friday, 12 January 2018 01:36 PM

    The cat is out of the bag. Now the principal must be dead scared of losing her job hence will say anything to please the politico.

    Mason Friday, 12 January 2018 05:53 PM

    You're right she is scared out of her wits, and also may be she had been given "something" to play along.

    Rasheed Friday, 12 January 2018 01:47 PM

    The Principal threaten, she knows that her life is in danger and nobody can save her.

    ravin Friday, 12 January 2018 01:48 PM

    Well !!! politicians ever accept their misdoing? if so this country would have being a best country in the world.

    Brainmaster Friday, 12 January 2018 01:55 PM

    Something smells fishy here. Why did he take such a long time to replay to the accusations Fishy fishy via DM Android App

    Ceylon Friday, 12 January 2018 01:57 PM

    Sirisena gave cheif organiser pist for such traitor last others also doing such crimes to be get promoted.

    Yahiya Friday, 12 January 2018 02:02 PM

    You can't call official resident. This must end. I hope minister will do the correct thing.

    Bhavani Friday, 12 January 2018 02:02 PM

    this bugger is a politician, simply would have threten the principal.

    SN Friday, 12 January 2018 02:02 PM

    Now whom to trust. Not only politicians but now it seems news RAJA is also giving one sided information to fool the people. After all its all contract based.

    Brendon Friday, 12 January 2018 02:06 PM

    he can white wash himself in one of these 2 ways 1. Threaten the principle2. giving her a hefty sum of money.

    Sanath Friday, 12 January 2018 02:49 PM

    What was the reason to call her to his residence? If an official matter, he could have summoned her to his office? Isn't that smells something fishy???

    thomaskwi Friday, 12 January 2018 03:27 PM

    This story is the Grama Sevak tying himself to the coconut tree

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 12 January 2018 03:46 PM

    It is not the business of the CM to involve in such matters and of course not in his private residence.

    AndyCap Friday, 12 January 2018 03:53 PM

    Is it appropriate for the Lady Principal to be at the CM's House??!!! Doesn't he have an office??Why couldn't this meeting be held at the school??

    Martin Milton Friday, 12 January 2018 04:52 PM

    Extremely sad incident and something which the President should have gone to investigate even though in his mind it would have been considered trivial. This CM needs to watch his manners and learn that thuggery does not pay.Now who is going to teach him these civil manners?It is unfortunately left to the people who send such unsavoury people to PC's. Rejection in total at the next Polls MUST be the answer. Are the UVA people listening?? MM

    Vidura Friday, 12 January 2018 05:01 PM

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    Lankaputha Friday, 12 January 2018 05:54 PM

    Another thug. He is not fit to be a CM. I am pretty sure the ministers in the present Government is Educated fellows and will not put up with this rubbish. If he has done it he must say sorry. These are the GURUS who is going to produce good educated people for Mother Lanka.Please get rid of him soon as possible.

    stardust Friday, 12 January 2018 07:39 PM

    This Dasanayake and Sarath Kumara from Anamaduwa are 2 nails in MS s coffin..... via DM Android App

    Paramanathan Sunday, 14 January 2018 06:59 AM

    This is only happenning is SL. Srilankan Polititians are babarians.

    Sunil Sunday, 14 January 2018 03:55 PM

    We can believe him as much as we believe RK and now RW also.

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