Oct 02, Colombo: Secretary of Sri Lanka Ministry of Education Gotabaya Jayaratne yesterday apologized before the Supreme Court for not implementing an order of the Public Services Commission.
Jayaratne appeared in court to show cause pertaining to a fundamental rights petition filed by a principal.
The Class I principal, D. Thilakawathie was appointed by the Public Services Commission to Visakha Girls' School in Bandarawela but her appointment was suspended by the Secretary of the Ministry of Education after she was not allowed for several days to enter into the school by the assistant principal.
The Secretary has apologized unconditionally as the three member panel of judges of Supreme Court pointed out that he had committed a serious offense by not implementing an order of the Public Services Commission.
Further highlighting that an official of his caliber should have known the importance of an order of the Public Services Commission the bench has said that he was a person not suitable to bear the post.
The Supreme Court panel of judges comprised Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranaike, K. Sripavan and Priyasad Dep.