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Tuesday, 31 October 2017 - 9:20
Human Rights Commission probes Madaatugama girl’s complaint
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The Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission conducted a seven-hour inquiry into the complaint relating to the girl who had been expelled from her school after being accused of getting pregnant.
 
She was studying at Madaatugama Government School in the Kekirawa Education Zone.
 
The Human Rights Commission had earlier commenced an inquiry regarding the incident after this incident was reported by media.
 
The girl and the parents were present at the hearing.
 
The principal and several other teachers were also summoned to the HR Commission for the inquiry.
 
However, the Education Ministry decided to suspend the services of the school principal who had expelled the girl from the school.
 
Education Minister Akila Viraaj Kaariyawasam instructed the authorities to take necessary steps to provide a school for the girl.
 
In this incident, the girl, who is extremely poor, had vomited at the school recently due to having come to school without having breakfast.
 
But the school principal thinking that the girl is pregnant, based on information provided by few of her friends had called her parents to the school and had dismissed her from school.
 
However, after being admitted to the Dambulla hospital the doctors who examined her confirmed that she had neither conceived nor had been subjected to any abuse.
 
Similarly, the hospital authorities informed the National Child Protection Authority about the incident. 
 
Meanwhile, the mother of two in Balangoda who was imprisoned after signing bail papers on behalf her husband was released.
 
This was following the revelations made by Hiru news team, which resulted in contributors offering a sum of 100,000 rupees in order to settle the bail at the Balangoda Magistrate’s Court yesterday (30).
 
Our news team revealed recently regarding a 24-year-old mother of two who was imprisoned after signing a personal bond on behalf of her husband who was charged with assaulting an individual.
 
The mother of two was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment after her husband failed to appear before courts.
 
Following her imprisonment, the children of the ages 2 and 3 were in the care of her mother.
 
However, following the revelation by Hiru news, the Department of Customs Friends’ Union contributed the Rs. 100,000 which was needed for her release.
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