The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) today conducted inquiries on the incident where the Chief Minister of the Uva Province Chamara Sampath Dassanayake had allegedly forced a principal from a school in Badulla to kneel before him.
The inquiries were conducted for over 10 hours and statements were recorded from several people over the incident, including the school principal.
The Chief Minister had reportedly summoned the principal of Tamil Girls’ Maha Vidyalaya, Badulla to his residence and made her kneel on the floor because she had refused to enroll a student recommended by him.
The Chief Minister had rejected the allegations.
Dassanayake also stepped down as the provincial Minister of Education pending ongoing investigations against him. (Colombo Gazette)
Report by Indika Sri Aravinda