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Schoolgirl, allegedly afflicted with stigmatized disease, offered national school

19 April 2018 07:48 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has offered national school admission to the schoolgirl from Ganemulla who was allegedly afflicted with a stigmatized disease.

Issuing a statement, the Education Ministry said this matter was taken up after Social Empowerment Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake brought it to light. It said studies of the victim had been disturbed due to stigma.

“Several media reports uncovered that the schoolgirl was insulted by school authorities solely due to her health condition and that she was likely to lose her school over the issue. Furthermore, Minister Kariyawasam has taken steps to provide employment to the victim’s father,” the statement said.

However, the minister pledged to appoint an independent supervisory board to resolve matters similar to this depressing incident and to regulate the functions of all government and international schools. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

  Comments - 8

  • nash Thursday, 19 April 2018 08:17 AM

    Well done, Appreciated your effort.

    Scooby Doo Thursday, 19 April 2018 09:01 AM

    Great work! Ranjan is a man with a heart but ``Gon Part`` is also there both in his movies and politics.

    Unchikun Thursday, 19 April 2018 09:06 AM

    Well done Sir. The ls lovely. Give the the best school in Sri Lanka. Jayawewa!

    Kingsley Wijesinhe Thursday, 19 April 2018 09:42 AM

    And the moral of the story is - if you want to get into a national school, get a "stigmatised disease."

    SENA Thursday, 19 April 2018 01:32 PM

    Are you from the south ?

    Lal Thursday, 19 April 2018 06:28 PM

    Stigmatizing STD victims only makes them unwilling to take treatment and result in spread them further

    Sanju Thursday, 19 April 2018 11:05 AM

    However the ignorance of the uneducated minister of education was the reason that this unfortunate incident even happened.

    bendunk Thursday, 19 April 2018 11:46 AM

    Well done DM for the way you have reported using 'stigmatized disease' instead of mentioning what it is. This kind of reporting can keep you above the local gossip-rag standards.

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