Nominations should be given to provincial councilor who made teacher kneel; Government MP

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 - 19:13


Puttlam District UPFA Parliamentarian Arundika Fernando states that Former North Western Provincial Councilor Ananda Sarath Kumara who is accused for forcing a teacher kneel, and is currently on bail should be permitted to submit nominations for the upcoming provincial polls.


Expressing his views to our news team Parliamentarian Arundika Fernando stated that until proven guilty by court Ananda Sarath Kumara remained only as a suspect.


However teacher service trade unions states that if the government decides to provide the accused with nominations they would abstain from poll duties in the North West.


Meanwhile North Western Provincial Councilor Ananda Sarath Kumara appeared before the nominations committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party yesterday.


Speaking afterwards to our news team he noted that he was hopeful of obtaining nominations from the party.


The following are views expressed by Parliamentarian Arundika Fernando, Joseph Stallin of the Ceylon Teachers Union & former North Western Provincial Councillor Ananda Sarath Kumara.




During the recent past several local government representatives were accused with numerous allegations.


These include the former Chairman of the Tangalle Pradeshiya Sabha Sampath Pushpakumara, former Chairman of the Akuressa Pradeshiya Sabha S.L. Sunil,

Chairman of the Walallawita Pradeshiya Sabha Udeni Athukorala & Chairman of the Yatiyanthota Pradeshiya Sabha U.D. Wasantha Kumara.


General Secretary of the SLFP Minister Maithreepala Sirisena meanwhile addressing a function which was held in Polonnaruwa today expressed the following views with regards to the reprimands these government servants may face.