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An investigation was launched by the Education Ministry against a married principal of a leading boys’ school in Colombo and another married female teacher of the same college who had reportedly eloped.

Following the reports on the ‘long-standing’ extra-marital affair between the principal aged 56, and a female teacher aged 30, the Ministry Secretary W.M. Bandusena said disciplinary action will be taken against the principal and the teacher if they are found guilty in the investigation.

Ceylon Teachers’ Service Union (CTSU) General Secretary Mahinda Jayasinghe said according to sources close to the school, the duo had been continuing the extra-marital affair for a long time despite objection from the school staff.

He alleged that the Education Ministry had kept silent to complaints lodged by the school staff with regard to this issue.

“The husband of the female teacher had gone to a nearby police station with the child to lodge a complaint. When the husband came out of the police station after lodging a complaint, the female teacher had returned with the principal and taken away the child by force,” Mr. Jayasinghe said.

Secretary Bandusena said the information received by him could still not be verified, and therefore they couldn’t come to conclusions relying on the claims of other teachers in the same school.

However, he said that details would not be published regarding the suspected principal and the teacher until investigation confirm the truth. (Piyumi Fonseka)

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  • lalitha Sunday, 10 April 2016 07:02 AM

    Absolutely this is private matter. Should not be publishing in national papers

    kaboos Monday, 11 April 2016 10:00 AM

    absolutely private matter. the problem is educationist to behave in this manner shows a bad example to young children.

    Unchikun Saturday, 09 April 2016 09:14 AM

    Grow up Sri Lanka. This is a private and legal matter. The husband and the wife of the people concerned should take action.

    Be Fair Saturday, 09 April 2016 09:21 AM

    Just like the present govt has "eloped" with our vote........

    Andrew Pitugala Saturday, 09 April 2016 10:03 AM

    Absolutely right. It is a private matter, but a very bad example to the students.

    Student Saturday, 09 April 2016 10:04 AM

    This is not a private matter. A disgrace and a shame to the school concerned and all teachers and to all schools and teachers. They should be brought before the law and punished. via DM Android App

    ANTON Saturday, 09 April 2016 10:06 AM

    SOON THEY WILL ADMIT A NEW STUDENT TO THIS SCHOOL.

    Joseph Monday, 11 April 2016 12:28 PM

    Certainly this is a private matter. However, this has happened in a "leading" school. The principal and the staff are required to set good examples. In this context I believe the authorities should take some actioon

    karuppaia Saturday, 09 April 2016 12:17 PM

    Now those who are having extra-marital relationships in the schools/universities will be bit concerned until this incident disappear from media..


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