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* Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka concludes investigation into forcing Principal to kneel before Chief Minister
Tue, Oct 9, 2018, 11:36 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 09, Colombo: Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) issuing a Public Notice announced that the investigation into the alleged kneeling of a female principal of a girls' school in Badulla has been completed.

The HRCSL said that the investigation into the incident of forcing the Principal of Badulla Tamil Girls' School R. Bhavani to kneel before the Uva Province Chief Minister Chamara Sampath Dassanayake has been completed and the Commission has made recommendations.

However, the HRCSL has suspended making its recommendations since it has been reported that the complainant party has filed a fundamental rights complaint at the Supreme Court.

The Commission said that if the Supreme Court is inquiring into this incident, the relevant information will be directed to the Supreme Court.

The HRCSL conducted the investigations into the incident in response to the complaints lodged by the Ceylon teachers' Union and CaFFE organization following the media reports on the incident.

It has been alleged that the Chief Minister had summoned the Principal of the Badulla Tamil Girls' School, Bhavani Ragunath and reprimanded her for disregarding an order sent by him to admit a grade 1 student to a school. The Chief Minister has allegedly made the principal kneel and apologize to him.

The teachers' trade union, Ceylon Teachers Union demanded the authorities to arrest the Chief Minister for threatening and humiliating the principal warning that all teachers and principals are ready to launch a strike if the Chief Minister is not arrested.


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