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  • SC orders teacher to pay fine of Rs. 150,000/- and Govt to pay Rs. 500,000/- as compensation
  • Court also ordered the Government to pay a compensation of Rs. 500,000 to the student for violating his fundamental rights

By Yoshitha Perera   

The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday ruled that a 15-year-old student of Puhulwella Central College in Matara has been assaulted and deprived of his hearing by violating his fundamental rights.   

The Supreme Court has ordered Jayantha Premakumara Siriwardena, a teacher-in-charge of discipline at the school, to pay a fine of Rs. 150,000 as a compensation to the aggrieved student.   


In addition, the Court also ordered the Government to pay a compensation of Rs. 500,000 to the student for violating his fundamental rights.   


The Court ruled that the student’s hearing loss was a serious violation of fundamental rights.   


The petition was filed in the Supreme Court on February 13, 2017 alleging that the respondent teacher had assaulted the student and as a result the student had completely lost his hearing and that the fundamental rights of the student had 
been violated.    

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