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* Sri Lanka Education Ministry to probe assault on principal on Children's Day
Mon, Oct 1, 2012, 09:39 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ministry of Education has directed to dispatch a special police team to mediate the crisis in Vidyaloka College in Galle after a newly appointed principal was attacked today by students.

Behaving violently the students have smashed school property, toppled the principal's car and pelted stones at the new principal Monday, as the country marked the World Children's Day.

The new principal Bandula Jayasinghe and around 10 students injured during the attack have been treated in Karapitiya Teaching Hospital.

The authorities have closed the school until next Monday and suspended the transfer of the former principal for three months due to protests by parents.

Preliminary investigations have revealed that parents and teachers as well as students have been involved in the attack on the principal and damaging school property.

An Education Ministry team led by Director of National Schools G.M. Silva will visit the school tomorrow.

Meanwhile the assaulted principal has lodged a complaint at the Galle Police and police media spokesperson Senior Superintendent of Police Ajith Rohana has said that further investigations will be carried out to arrest the suspects involved in the incident.



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