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Thirty one children who had applied for Grade-1 admissions at Royal College in Colombo allegedly using fraudulent documents will be de-listed, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today adding that the admissions would resume next week.

He told a media briefing that the admissions to the Grade-1 at Royal College had been suspended after the Education Ministry launched a special inquiry into the admission process.

“The inquiry was launched after receiving several complaints about the irregularities that are alleged to have taken place in admissions. We have investigated 147 addresses mentioned in the applications and have recovered 31 fraudulently prepared documents,” the minister said.

He said the documents had addresses of several public places, security counters, religious places and business establishments.

“In one of these documents, the address was that of the Northern Province Chief Minister’s residence. The CM was not even aware of what had happened,” the minister said and added that investigations were continuing. (Kalathma Jayawardhane and Thilanka Kanakarathna)

 

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  • Dinesh Friday, 13 January 2017 05:44 PM

    What I don't get is the, how did the interview letter get to parents if these addresses are fake.Confused.

    Ravi Friday, 13 January 2017 04:20 AM

    Only schorship students should be allowed since only the powerful and connected people's get in to Royal. Not fair.

    Raj Friday, 13 January 2017 07:43 AM

    Grade one students should be sent to jail? Absurd. The child probably wouldn't know even the actual address to tell you if you ask him.

    Leo Friday, 13 January 2017 09:32 AM

    The hole left by the british. we are still a colony in many ways.

    Hesh Friday, 13 January 2017 09:33 AM

    Are you kidding us? 90% of students goes to Royal using false documentation. And then they grow up and cry foul about bribery and corruption.

    Dinesh Friday, 13 January 2017 09:50 AM

    Seriously, jail a 6 year old?? are you seriously even suggesting that??? i think you are a bit messed up... yes the parents deserve it, they very well knowing does this farce and teach their children to lie also, and we wonder why this society is messed up...

    RAM Friday, 13 January 2017 09:56 AM

    your comments states that your kid is one of them!!

    oldroyalist Friday, 13 January 2017 09:56 AM

    falsifying docs has been going on for decades. everyone turned a blind eye. I know one person who paid a millio.to get his son to Royal. High time give put a stop to this crime. via DM Android App

    Sam Friday, 13 January 2017 10:57 AM

    Please launch an investigation into all students currently at the school, not just grade 1 entrants this year, the same has happened every year. 50% of the students at the school have no right to be there, same goes for all Colombo schools not just Royal, probably not even just Colombo suspect the same happens in Kandy etc. Corrupt from the bottom up this country is, lets start putting it right.

    Kale Friday, 13 January 2017 11:34 AM

    More likely 90% would go on to be the instigators of the bribery and corruption.

    sena Friday, 13 January 2017 11:52 AM

    How about other school admissions ?? Y only check Royal?

    Jehan Friday, 13 January 2017 12:00 PM

    Those who cry against corruption by politicians make false documents and pay millions so their children can go to an elite school and continue the cycle of elitist power. What hypocrisy.

    Rosy Thursday, 12 January 2017 05:44 PM

    This should have been done before parents bring in students to 1st day of school. Imagine the fate and psychological aspects of the 31 students. Now they don't have any school. They have come dressed to school on first day to find out school is closed. This is bit inhuman.

    Dee Thursday, 12 January 2017 06:00 PM

    In human? So falsifying documents is human?

    sigiriya Thursday, 12 January 2017 06:10 PM

    I personally know many students of Royal College (over the last few decades) who have told me that when their parents applied for their admission, then some school authorities would unexpectedly drop in to the address that has been declared in the admission form to check whether the parents and the child (applicant) actually lived there. I am also aware that the Late L.D.H Pieris a former Principal of Royal College too would on some occasions accompany these officials. He was a very noble person.

    indi Thursday, 12 January 2017 06:15 PM

    they need a punishment. at least this sort of.

    Ahmed Thursday, 12 January 2017 06:21 PM

    why do we have rich and poor schools in sri lanka ? free education got a hole in it ?

    Doug Thursday, 12 January 2017 06:31 PM

    What a farce, this must be the only country in the world that gorging documents is not a jail-able offence. Both the parents and students should be jailed at least for a day so their crimes will not be forgotten.

    Praba Thursday, 12 January 2017 07:25 PM

    Another Akila stunt


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