First had to Kneel now Threatened – Teacher in Anamaduwa, Sri Lanka


The teacher who initially complained to the Police that she was made to kneel by  North Western Provincial Council member Ananda Sarath Kumara has now complained that she is under threat.

She has complained to the Nawagathegama police that youth on motorcycles had come in from of her house and threatened her to keep quiet.

The teachers trade union has protested against the incident and called for a fair and speedy inquiry.


The Ceylon Teachers’ Union (CTU) has warned that it would launch trade union action if punitive action is not taken against UPFA Wayamba Provincial Council member Ananda Sarath Kumara .

CTU Secretary Joseph Stalin alleged that the failure on the part of the SLFP-led ruling coalition to take tangible action against those responsible for various offences had influenced and encouraged indiscipline among ruling party politicians.

The politician, an SLFPer in the Wayamba PC, reacted angrily over the teacher admonishing his daughter for wearing a short frock.

The Ceylon Teachers’ Service Union (CTSU), affiliated to the JVP, yesterday lambasted the government over what it called the latest high handed action by a ruling party politician.

Acting on a complaint received by the teacher, the police produced the Provincial Councillor before Puttalam Acting Magistrate Mohamed Iqbal who remanded him till June 18.

The Provincial Council had allegedly verbally assaulted and forced a female teacher to kneel before him , for advising his daughter on a disciplinary matter.

According to the Police, the teacher who is in charge of discipline in the school had advised the Provincial Councilor’s daughter last afternoon and it had allegedly prompted the coucouncilor to visit the school and harass the teacher.
The councilor has been arrested by the Anamaduwa Police and has been remanded until 18 June. Further investigations are being carried out by the Nawagattegama Police

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