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LTSU Ordered to abstain from deploying student protesters
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The Gampaha District Magistrates Court today instructed the Lanka Teacher Services Union to abstain from obtaining the assistance of students for its protest

against the year 5 scholarship examination question papers.

The court order came subsequent to the hearing of a petition which was filed by the CID against the Secretary of the LTSU Mahinda Jayasinghe regarding a statement made by him.

Moreover the Chief Secretary of the LTSU was also present during today's court session.

The petition had been filed by the CID with concern to an alleged statement supposed to have been made by the Chief Secretary of the LTSU in Colombo recently during which he had gone on to say that the contents of the Grade 5 scholarship examination question papers had come under discussion at the Yakkala Anura Vidyalaya.

Meanwhile the attorney appearing on behalf of the LTSU had requested Gampaha Magistrate Kema Swarnadhipathi to transfer the hearing to the Colombo Magistrate court.

Subsequently the Gampaha magistrate had decline the request stating that the case should be heard at the court jurisdiction of the original location of the incident.

A registry containing the names of 78 individuals who had supplied information to the LTSU was also submitted to court today.

Accordingly the case was postponed until the 09th of this month, while the CID had been entrusted with probing investigations into the 78 persons named in the list.

Moreover the topic of the Grade 5 scholarship examination as well as the Chief Secretary of the LTSU came under discussion during a media briefing held in Colombo today which was headed by Minister keheliya Rambukwella.

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