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The Raddolugama Pangnananda National School Principal died this morning due to an accident occurred while participating in the military training programme for Principals at the Rantambe Cadet Training Camp.

According to Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) General Secretary Joseph Stalin, the deceased Principal – W. A. Wickramasinghe (52) had passed away at the Mahiyangana hospital upon being hospitalised due a fall he suffered this morning during a physical training session.

Mr. Stalin said the cause of death was suspected to be a cardiac arrest.

The training program for School Principals began at the Rantambe camp about three days ago and upon completion of the training the Principals were to be awarded the Major titles. (LP)
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  • james perera Sunday, 30 June 2013 09:56 AM

    The principals family should sue the education ministry ,for killing him for at least 500 million,

    Mancini Sunday, 30 June 2013 10:06 AM

    Joseph Stalin lol !

    Bandara Manik Sunday, 30 June 2013 10:06 AM

    Why are we doing this sort of meaningless activities. It is high time to rethink about this sort of strategy.

    Mr Retort Sunday, 30 June 2013 06:58 PM

    No posthumous promotion to the higher rank to this colonel.

    DHA Sunday, 30 June 2013 10:14 AM

    Guess self defense training to face future politicians.....

    Yehiya Sunday, 30 June 2013 10:17 AM

    Fools making entire country fools.One decision making fool spoil the entire country.

    kitth udugama Monday, 01 July 2013 02:08 PM

    Those who oppose this program are low life jokers ,who always think on political terms. They are a real provincial bunch why not wear an amude and start digging the land,

    Aruna Sunday, 30 June 2013 10:21 AM

    Exactly, first show you have control of and discipline in the Police before shoving naive stuff down the throats of old principals. As a result of this cynical rubbish, the ranks in the military will and are loosing respect for officers! Bad choice, bad taste... You were good to win the war but post war is a different story.

    renure Sunday, 30 June 2013 10:22 AM

    Who wants millitary training . This country does not need it . It is a country with buddhist, who are able to distinguish with right and wrong . These jokers think that millitary can solve everything

    Chamini Monday, 01 July 2013 04:49 AM

    Principals & Teachers requires teaching and management training not a military training

    Chamini Monday, 01 July 2013 04:52 AM

    LOL!...nice joke

    king of wanathey Monday, 01 July 2013 04:52 AM

    basically all Principals are over 50!!

    Lanka Shantha Sunday, 30 June 2013 11:04 AM

    Government and the leaders who are at the helm know only "victory." They don't know about living or progress.

    Medalankara de chopp Monday, 01 July 2013 04:53 AM

    There is a special place in hell for these unscrupulous Colonels

    Raymond Punchisingho Sunday, 30 June 2013 11:10 AM

    Was this training necessary? Who takes responsibility for such misadventures? What about the family that has now lost its primary breadwinner? A person with heart disease is still able to survive and provide useful service in todays world, within certain medical guidelines.

    GC Sunday, 30 June 2013 11:22 AM

    Very true. Principals and teachers are educated intellectuals not athletes or solders. The situation shows the intellectual calibre and education of the people who make decisions on behalf of the country. Have those who put these people, and even our young undergraduates, through military training forgotten that : 'Lowen Ekkek Eka Deyakata Wei Smatha' - which in English equates to 'Jack of all trades, Master of None'.

    bandara Monday, 01 July 2013 05:16 AM

    My deepest sympathy to family members.Any way you can sake for a CARNAL state funeral from government.

    mur Monday, 01 July 2013 03:29 PM

    pissu natanawa. they want admin trainning. how to admin school.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Sunday, 30 June 2013 11:18 PM

    These are problems created by headless creatures in politics starting from top to bottom.

    sltk2004 Monday, 01 July 2013 06:30 AM

    How about making it compulsory for all military members and politicians to do OL, AL and a first degree? All those who fail should be certified as intellectually 'un-fit'. Will you agree to a scheme like that ?

    GC Sunday, 30 June 2013 01:27 PM

    Have you been to it? Will you send your old relations to it?

    siddique Sunday, 30 June 2013 01:27 PM

    Military training is important if we have inherited oil resources in
    our country to protect that but, without such fear we are in sad
    mood, struggling to combat the cost of living and expecting it
    from uneducated fools who enjoy our human resources by showing
    magics to innocent educated crowd.

    Student Sunday, 30 June 2013 01:27 PM

    In Sinhala it says we should not be like the Donkey who try to do the Dog's duty.

    GC Sunday, 30 June 2013 01:28 PM

    So, are you hoping that Principals are trained to hit back?

    fawzi Sunday, 30 June 2013 01:41 PM

    Bunch of stupid politicians spoiling our life. Before giving military training to school teachers and university students, we should make it compulsory that all politician should pass A/L exam. Crooks and fools are ruling our country

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 01 July 2013 10:59 AM

    Spare the intellectuals who do not need military training but instead compel the fatsos with big bellies in the parliament to undergo such training. At least that way, we can get rid of some of them. Looks like some crazy fellow is hell bent on militarizing the whole country.

    AAAA Sunday, 30 June 2013 01:50 PM

    This is practise to kneel and bind to these uneducated street politicians and four brothers. Principal family can easy to sue 500millions from education ministry, health ministry and defence ministry. Pls. Pls. Lawyers give advise and appear free.

    Snowy Sunday, 30 June 2013 07:28 AM

    This training is all nonsense. Good for OL and Grade 8 educated politicians. Not for the intelligent.

    ANTON Sunday, 30 June 2013 07:43 AM

    PINAK DAHAMAK KARAN GEDARA INNE NATHUWA MILITORY TRAINING YANAWA.........MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO FAMILY MEMBERS.

    Thomas Monday, 01 July 2013 03:01 AM

    MR , are you militarizing the civil community to suit your agenda?
    Pity the Principal & his sorrowing family

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 01 July 2013 11:28 AM

    We buffaloes pay for that too, not Gota or MR who are the real culprits for these schemes.

    MATHU Sunday, 30 June 2013 07:45 AM

    According to mahintha chintahnaya physically weak persons are useless to society. What a human right? Monkey knows to Jump. Nobody expect a Cow to climb Tree. Stupid Policy.

    Dingimahattaya Sunday, 30 June 2013 07:46 AM

    Make sure there is no any personal revenge!
    Dingi

    kandykolla Sunday, 30 June 2013 07:48 AM

    What training for people who are nearing their retiring age ??

    krishna Sunday, 30 June 2013 03:02 PM

    Oh,my dog.

    sanjeewa1 Monday, 01 July 2013 11:51 AM

    So Principles are not suitable to be Major.. now Army majors will become Principles....

    Anura Monday, 01 July 2013 07:47 AM

    lol

    Shehan Monday, 01 July 2013 03:28 AM

    Its a foreign conspiracy carried out by a US citizen.

    S.Sriranjan Sunday, 30 June 2013 03:10 PM

    Bringing the Head of Schools under the Military Training is a curse to the Educational system of future generations???

    prag Monday, 01 July 2013 03:28 AM

    We are losing educated ppl due to some one madness..

    Critic Roshan Sunday, 30 June 2013 08:09 AM

    Now the School Principal became the first non-combat war hero of the nation. May he RIP.

    Punny Pellow Monday, 01 July 2013 03:30 AM

    Major problems for Major titles huh!?

    Rata Haraka Monday, 01 July 2013 07:57 AM

    First put all politicians through this training. They are the worst bunch of useless idiots.

    Harry Sunday, 30 June 2013 08:18 AM

    Does this necessary? Are we all living in military world. The prominent we are giving to the military will one day suppress our democratic rights.

    Mahinda Sunday, 30 June 2013 08:25 AM

    The principals should be trained to complain about mental stress and leave to usa

    saradiyal Sunday, 30 June 2013 08:35 AM

    This military mentality is not going to take the country anywhere other than down. If you want to give military training, get hold of policemen who doesn't look like they can run a hundred meters.

    janak Monday, 01 July 2013 03:35 AM

    SRI LANKA BECOMING A MILITRY STATE

    Yuri Sunday, 30 June 2013 08:45 AM

    What really this dam Junats wants? kill everyone

    lara Sunday, 30 June 2013 03:53 PM

    This is an utterly meaningless thing, giving military training to these elderly people. Whose big idea is this?

    peter Monday, 01 July 2013 08:09 AM

    'Major posthumous' ceremony next world all should attend

    Doctor Sunday, 30 June 2013 09:02 AM

    Who organize these programmes where older people have to undergo physical training not knowing whether they are fit enough to do such strenuous activities.

    Namal Baby Sunday, 30 June 2013 04:03 PM

    the army should have some work right..??

    Sim Monday, 01 July 2013 08:28 AM

    Management training for Principals and military training once an year for Parlimentarians

    kitth udugama Sunday, 30 June 2013 09:37 AM

    All Politicos with out "A" level must be made to get through these exams and a fitness test every year to reduce their fat bellies. its difficult to participate in freedom from hunger programs
    ,as the other participants will thing these fat boys eat all the food
    they receive.

    kitth udugama Sunday, 30 June 2013 09:39 AM

    its a good program ,but there should be strict medical tests for those who are over50 years.prior to participation.
    I think its an excellent program.

    weha Sunday, 30 June 2013 09:40 AM

    Yeah they are just using the name of the army to draw the peoples mind away from other pending issues. how can a 2 3 week training replace the experience they had for the past 30 40 years?

    kitth udugama Sunday, 30 June 2013 09:44 AM

    This program will make the principals to feel that they are "Some Body" not a bunch of just "school teachers",now a days no body respects them. They have to kneel down when a low life politician orders them to.do so.


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