Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan principal arrested over suicide of female student
Wed, Feb 19, 2014, 09:09 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 19, Colombo: The special police investigation team of Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority yesterday arrested the principal of Sir John Kotelawala College of Kurunegala Saman Indraratna for child abuse.

The principal was accused of cruelty against a female student of his school over a photo of the girl posted in Facebook that ultimately led to the depressed girl to commit suicide.

The principal was arrested yesterday afternoon for abusing the child mentally and verbally.

The student, Venusha Imandi Bandara hanged herself on February 05 after leaving a suicide note saying that she made her decision to end life because of harm caused by the Principal's severe scolding in front of a large assembly.

Fifteen persons have provided evidence to the special police unit of Child Protection Authority over the mental and verbal abuse and humiliation done by the principal against the child.

The police unit said that the principal had been arrested after thoroughly studying the evidence.

The principal is to be produced in court today.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
World Bank grants Sri Lanka US$ 125 million credit to modernize agriculture sector
-- [5 hours ago]
LAUGFS Rubber showcases customized tire solutions at CeMAT, Germany
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Human Rights Commission kicks off Anti-Torture Campaign with a public march today
-- [5 hours ago]
Indian Minister assures a solution to Tamil Nadu fishermen's issue with Sri Lankan Navy
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to set up a degree granting nursing faculty
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President condemns terrorist attack in Turkey
-- [9 hours ago]
The UK wants to see Sri Lanka fully implementing Resolution 30/1, stands ready to help
Sri Lanka to establish a Consulate General Office in Nicosia, Cyprus
Sri Lanka government to obtain JICA assistance to set up light rail transit system in capital city
Sri Lanka has taken 'giant leaps' not 'baby steps' so far to achieve reconciliation, Minister tells UNHRC

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.