The school teachers of the Puttalam Education Zone have reported sick leave today to show protest against North Western Provincial Councilor T.M. Thahir’s threatening and reprimanding the Zonal Director.
Consequent to the trade union activities, functioning of the schools in the Zone has crippled.
The Lanka Teachers’ Association and the All Ceylon Principals’ Association launched a picketing last afternoon against the Provincial Councillor’s behaviour.
Later the Provincial Councilor was arrested by Police and released on two 200,000 rupees surety bails by the Puttalam Magistrate.