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Withdraw school circular on MP, PC member invites - Teachers’ Union

The Ceylon Teachers’ Union has demanded that the Colombo Zonal Education office immediately withdraw a circular it issued which demanded that principals invite MPs and Provincial Council members in the area for school functions.

A letter dated February 20, 2018 signed by the Zonal Education Director P.N. Silva orders principals to give MPs due priority and respect when they attend such functions. The names of the said Provincial Council members representing the structural committee of the Colombo education zone was also annexed with the Director's letter.

The Ceylon Teachers’ Union General Secretary Joseph Stalin told Daily News that the Zonal Educational Office should immediately withdraw the letter. “The people elected a ‘Yahapalana’ government to prevent politicians poking their nose on matters related to schools. This whole system has been politicised and should be changed.” “Action must be taken for officials who act according to the will of the politicians,” Stalin said.