Disciplinary inquiry on 11 officers, 2 suspended over principal’s death

A disciplinary inquiry is to be conducted on 11 officers while two have bee suspended over the death of a school principal during a leadership training programme recently.

The leadership training programme conducted for principals had been suspended following the death of the principal.

According to the Education Ministry a disciplinary inquiry is to be conducted related to the incident.

The principal of the Ambalantota Suchi National School Rohini Kumari Attapattu (53) had died while participating in the training programme conducted for principals.

She had met with the accident while attempting to climb a rope as part of the leadership programme. Kumari Attapattu fell and sustained injuries.

The programme was conducted at the Wayamba Teacher Training Centre in Wariyapola, Kurunegala.

Meanwhile, the Outward-Bound Trust of Sri Lanka (OBTSL) had said that it had nothing to do with the fatality which occurred during the leadership adventure training program conducted at the Wariyapola Wayamaba Traning Center.

OBTSL says it adheres strictly to the safety protocols promulgated by Outward Bound International (OBI), which is evaluated every two years by OBI, to which they are affiliated and also adheres to the Standards for Safety for Adventure Activities promulgated by the Sri Lanka Standards Institute (SLSI) a statutory organization which sets standards for activities of Sri Lankan organizations. (Colombo Gazette)