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23 July 2013 11:17 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The husband of the Navodya Maha Vidyalaya teacher -- who was allegedly asked to kneel in the presence of former provincial councillor Ananda Sarath Kumara -- had in a police complaint said Mr. Kumara had threatened him and his wife.

Teacher Priyani Ratnayake’s husband said they were being repeatedly threatened by the former PC member.

Mr. Kumara was arrested by the Nawagattegama police on June 15 and remanded by the Puttalam Acting Magistrate when he was produced in court over charges of having forced the teacher to kneel in presence of teaching staff and students on June 14.

He was granted bail by the Anamaduwa District Judge Ranga Disanayaka when the case was taken up on July 11.

The former PC member is reported to have applied for nomination for the upcoming elections to the North-Western Provincial Council.

Meanwhile the teachers unions had threatened to boycott election duties if his nomination was accepted.

According to the complaint, the former PC member had threatened the complainant and his wife in a speech made by him at a recent meeting held close-by.

The All Ceylon Principals’ Union has also planned to hold a demonstration outside the Anamaduwa District Court tomorrow when the case is taken up for hearing. (Jude Samantha)

  Comments - 7

  • HK Wednesday, 24 July 2013 12:44 AM

    This man never stop till he's power and money goes ! Roudy nawa

    Jagath Leanage Wednesday, 24 July 2013 12:41 AM

    Feel something fishy. Hope they don't enter in to politics? If they don't enter this PS member should be punished severely by law.

    nushad perera Wednesday, 24 July 2013 12:52 AM

    We were better off with Pirabaharan.

    be fair Wednesday, 24 July 2013 02:33 AM

    With all due respect to the teacher, they should be thankful at least they are alive and only received a threat from this goon, this is for the moment...........!!!!!!!!

    John Wednesday, 24 July 2013 04:52 AM


    DAMX Wednesday, 24 July 2013 06:55 AM

    you proved that you are suitable to contest in the election your application will be approved immedietly

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 24 July 2013 12:42 PM

    Nothing to worry, the rascal will be given nominations by the SLFP to contest the forthcoming PC elections - and Aiyo Sirisena will eat his words again!

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