Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Probe into Principal for removing student on false allegations
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 12:16 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 21, Colombo: The North Central Province Department of Education has commenced a probe into a school principal over the expulsion of a female student from a school on false allegations of pregnancy.

Mrs. Nirmala Ekanayake, the Education Director of North Central Province said the Principal will be interdicted if her conduct is wrong and the child was removed from the school on a baseless allegation.

The Principal has expelled the grade 10 student of Madatugama Rewatha Vidyalaya, in Kekirawa education zone assuming the girl is pregnant since she vomited in the class.

Her parents however have claimed that she had vomited as she has not eaten her breakfast.

Medical tests conducted by the Dambulla Base Hospital have reportedly revealed that the student was neither molested nor pregnant.

Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam learning about the incident through media has instructed officials to look into the matter.

The Minister points out that it is a wrong for authorities to arbitrarily remove children from schools after they have been directed to schools to become better citizens.

Secretary to the Ministry of Education, Sunil Hettiarachchi, has been instructed to take swift action on the incident.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
CID seeks advice of AG on former PC member's threat against FCID officers
-- [45 minutes ago]
Program launched to assist adopted children to find their Sri Lankan parents
-- [1 hour and 15 minutes ago]
Party leaders meeting tomorrow regarding the postponement of Local Government election
-- [1 hour and 36 minutes ago]
Foreign investment in the Sri Lanka Stock Market hits an all-time high in 2017
-- [2 hours ago]
SLBFE pays Rs. 51 million this year as compensation to migrant workers
-- [4 hours ago]
Colombian delegation visits Sri Lanka to study reconciliation initiatives
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Prime Minister to hold discussions with Indian Premier tomorrow
No need to postpone LG elections, both SLFP and UNP stress
ADB assures to fully support Sri Lanka's infrastructure development plans
SriLankan Airlines and Qantas provide more options to connect with new Melbourne service

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.