Oct 07, Colombo: A trade union affiliated to the education sector in Sri Lanka says that vacancies in the Sri Lanka Education Administrative Services (SLEAS) have been filled with political appointees.
General Secretary of the Ceylon Teacher's Union (CTU) Joseph Stalin says that there are over 70 SLEAS vacancies in the Western Province education zone and these vacancies are being filled with political appointees.
He has explained that these persons are not qualified as teachers.
According to Stalin, the Western Province Education Ministry has ignored many suitable persons to fill these vacancies and has turned towards appointing persons with political affiliations.
He has said that the authorities should take measures to appoint Sri Lanka Principals Service (SLPS) officials to fill the vacancies if there is a shortage of SLEAS officials.