Central Committee of SLFP receives nomination of PS member who made teacher kneel

Sunday, 21 July 2013 - 19:08


The Nomination Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party has decided to offer nominations to the former Pradeshiya Sabha member who made a teacher kneel at the Nawagaththegama Navodya College in view of the upcoming polls.


Ananda Sarath Kumara the former Pradeshiya Sabha member recently appeared before the nominations committee of the SLFP.


Subsequent to his appearance the nomination board had decided that he was eligible to contest the upcoming polls.


North Western Provincial Councilor Ananda Sarath Kumara alleged with making Priyani Susila Herath, a teacher at the Nawagaththegama Navodya College kneel on the 14th of June.


Subsequently he was produced before court-was remanded & was released on bail.


Following the incident Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardhana expressed the following views in this regard.




However Teacher as well as Principal trade unions have threatened to withdraw from election duties if the Lal Sarath Kumara is presented with nominations.


Issuing a release the Ceylon Teachers Union today urged the Minister of Education to

Express his stance to the public regarding the SLFP’s Nomination Committee decision.


Chief Secretary of the CTU Joseph Stallin speaking to our news team expressed further views in this regard.