A schoolgirl, studying in grade ten of a government school in the Kekirawa Educational Zone, who had vomited in the class room after coming to school on an empty stomach, was said to have been falsely accused of being pregnant by the school principal who then threw her out of school.
The student, who comes from a very poor family, is sometimes forced to attend school on an empty stomach as there is nothing for her to eat at home. On one such day she had felt faintish and had vomited. This was noticed by her classmates who immediately assumed that she was pregnant and had brought this to the notice of the school principal. Without making any inquiries of her own the school principal had taken a hasty decision to throw her out of school after informing her parents that their daughter was pregnant.
The school girls parents, having reservations about the assumption made by the school principal, had borrowed Rs 500 and taken their child to the Dambulla Base Hospital, where she was examined by two doctors, an Obstetrician and a Gynaecologist, who informed the girl's parents that she was not pregnant. They also reported that she had not been a victim of abuse or rape. The hospital authorities had proceeded to inform the Child and Women's Bureau of the fact.
The schoolgirl continues to remain in hospital on the instructions of the director of the hospital for her to get over the mental trauma she had undergone.
When attempts were made by the paper to obtain a statement from the school authorities with regard to what had taken place, the school principal had stated over the phone that the student's behaviour had not been satisfactory and therefore they had taken a decision to expel her from the school. She had also said that past records had revealed that there had been acts of misconduct on her part in the past as well and that her parents had removed her from the school as a result. (K K Ariyadasa)
Grace Friday, 20 October 2017 14:06
I challenge that if the principal was in a school in a city and would have dared to do so for a student from, at least a middle class family.
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malik Friday, 3 November 2017 12:14
Clearly shows the calibre of the educators of this nation. The entire education system is stuck in the 19th century
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Nadeesha Friday, 20 October 2017 14:08
Is the principal suitable for his position? Up to the yahapalanaya.
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ANTON Friday, 20 October 2017 17:31
I ALSO VOMIT AFTER TOO MUCH OF LIQUOR ..........
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Ruwan Monday, 13 November 2017 23:09
LOL, now that's a good one. Same here. Unfortunately my wife is not the principal, she is the boss!!!
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Arnold Friday, 20 October 2017 17:59
The Principal should be fired.
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A. K. Adwani Friday, 20 October 2017 20:48
Throw this bastard out of the education ministry post
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Hiran Shanaka Friday, 20 October 2017 22:04
Dear DM Editor, please share my contact details with the victim's family. I want them to take legal action against the principal of the school and I shall bear the cost of the entire case. I do not reside in SL, but I can arrange the required funds. We the Sri Lankans must fight injustice towards helpless people, whenever and wherever possible! Thanks!
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malik Friday, 3 November 2017 12:17
well said, but there are many cases such as these, the root cause is a backward education system, where the child is like a slave and the teachers are like gods. this needs to change
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MAJ Saturday, 21 October 2017 12:55
Today, as a country we are facing a wash-away of our social-norms and values more than any time of the history. It is extremely sorry about the school principal's poor capacity of thinking and general knowledge - she being a women!, she is even not an matured adult, what kind of education can be expected by these people?
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Rhonda Taylaor Saturday, 21 October 2017 13:00
Kick the Principal out first for causing embarrassment and shame to this young girl and her family
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Disgusted Saturday, 21 October 2017 14:54
The Principal should be immediately suspended and after proper inquiry should either be dismissed or demoted if he had acted hastily. A Principal should not play with the future of a child and has to be more reasonably. It is a sad fact to hear her class mates had sneaked to the Principal with false allegations against one of their own. Can we expect a united country in future.
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charles.horenegae Saturday, 21 October 2017 16:40
This is brutal. If the girl need some assistance I may able to provide it.
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Lokka Saturday, 21 October 2017 18:46
The stupidest of government servants are teachers I say this with facts They lack common sense and decision making skills.
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ashan Monday, 23 October 2017 14:13
Great work for bringing this up Daily Mirror. Please share details of the girl's name, so we can start a petition.
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Gamarala Monday, 13 November 2017 13:57
Sack the Principal, its disgrace to have such an idiot as head of the school. So what if she was pregnant? Thats not a contagious disease. This principal must be relieved of her duties forthwith.
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