Uva Chief Minister appears before HRCSL over kneeling incident

The Chief Minister of the Uva Province, Chamara Sampath Dassanayake, appeared before the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) today.

The HRCSL had issued notice on the Chief Minister to appear to make a statement over an incident where the Chief Minister had allegedly forced a principal from a school in Badulla to kneel before him.

HRCSL had earlier recorded statements 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. (Colombo Gazette)