Peshala Jayarathna ordered to pay compensation to school principal

Former Chief Minister of the North Central Province Peshala Jayarathna has been ordered to pay compensation to a school principal over an unfair transfer.

The Supreme Court today ordered Jayaratne to pay Rs 250,000 as compensation to the school principal who had filed a case over unfair transfer.

The court also ordered the Government to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation to the petitioner.

The former Principal of the Niwaththaka Chethiya Maha Vidyalaya in Anuradhapura had filed a Fundamental Rights petition claiming his transfer in 2016 was unfair.

The Supreme Court today ruled in favour of the petition and ordered that the transfer be revoked.

Peshala Jayarathna was the Chief Minister of the North Central Province at the time the transfer took place. (Colombo Gazette)

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