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Uva CM steps down as Education Minister

21 January 2018 10:57 am - 20     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Uva Province Chief Minister Chamara Sampath Dassanayake said he would step down from the Post of Provincial Education Minister with immediate effect.

The Chief Minister said he decided to step down from the post until the investigation into the allegations levelled against him was completed.

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) launched an investigation into the incident where the Chief Minister allegedly forced a school principal to kneel before him.

The female principal of a Tamil girls’ school in Badulla was allegedly summoned to the Chief Minister’s house where she was forced to kneel because she had refused to enroll a student recommended by the Chief Minister.

Minister Susil Premajayantha earlier said that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) would also launch an investigation into the incident.

  Comments - 20

  • ravin Sunday, 21 January 2018 11:07 AM

    Good question in need of and correct answer. What level of education/qualifications all types of education ministers have in this country.

    Lord Wolfstein Sunday, 21 January 2018 11:33 AM

    This action should be a must for all politicians to avert harm from the people and their party.

    daham Sunday, 21 January 2018 01:49 PM

    What is the meaning him stepping down only from minister post? He should resign from the post of Chief Minister.

    Citizens Sunday, 21 January 2018 02:10 PM

    Our education system must be revolutionary changed with all the best practices ,then only people would select best people to lead the country to an advanced position.

    Mevan Sunday, 21 January 2018 02:58 PM

    Mr. Premjayantha, please expidite this investigation and show results to the country before Feb. 10th election.

    Ken Robert Sunday, 21 January 2018 03:06 PM

    He should be forced to resign from all posts. If he can not respect a principal of a school, how will he respect people?

    Lion Sunday, 21 January 2018 04:15 PM

    What purpose it severs he resigned from the post but still remains to be the man in charge.

    Sunil Sunday, 21 January 2018 05:19 PM

    Just stepping down as the Minister of Education won't do. Chase this moron out for good.

    Amaris Sunday, 21 January 2018 06:17 PM

    The biggest punishment is for the CM to kneel down.

    Yeti Sunday, 21 January 2018 09:49 PM

    And ask for forgiveness from the principal!

    Park Sunday, 21 January 2018 06:52 PM

    Falling on the feet is an action encouraged by the Previous President. SLFP Mahinda faction is continuing with it.

    alex Sunday, 21 January 2018 07:29 PM

    Thank you mr.president for removing him from high sounding ' Minister of Education ' post. He must be feeling comfortable now. We appeal to you that he should be stripped of all the other positions too.

    Tissa Sunday, 21 January 2018 07:41 PM


    Area Sunday, 21 January 2018 08:00 PM

    This type of people is even not fit to be a toilet -boy in Chief-ministers secretariat.

    People Sunday, 21 January 2018 10:26 PM

    Do not Insult toilet Boy - Since they do a Honest Job

    stardust Sunday, 21 January 2018 08:13 PM

    THIS man is supposed to be minister of education in Uva No wonder our education is in a mess. Just look at him only fit for SLPP. via DM Android App

    Sincere Sunday, 21 January 2018 09:22 PM

    It is called "The bunch of bananas jumping over the fence before the thief"

    Sincere Sunday, 21 January 2018 09:23 PM

    Indication of soon promotion as the Governor of Uva!!

    yahapala Sunday, 21 January 2018 09:54 PM

    Appoint Mervin Silva to take the final decision.............

    Ranjan Monday, 22 January 2018 08:14 PM

    What qualifications does the minister have ?

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