principal gets stay order
By Shane Seneviratne
The principal of a leading girls' school in Kandy on Friday obtained
an injunction order against her transfer to a zonal education office,
amidst internal disputes within the school leading to disruption
of student activities.
of Swarnamali Balika Vidyalaya, Gunaratne Menike sought the injunction
order following the transfer orders from the Provincial Education
Office directing her to report to the Katugastota Zonal Education
followed an inquiry conducted by the Provincial Education Office,
but the principal had refused to accept the order and stayed on
for two more days before she finally obtained the court order.
Provincial Council Education Minister, V. Radhakrishnan had sent
a team of 52 education officers on the same day to investigate allegations
against the principal about mismanagement in the school. Following
the investigation, orders had been given to interdict the principal,
but the order was changed later following the intervention of some
of the PC members.
CM Wasantha Aluvihare had summoned a discussion of provincial ministry
officials and the transfer orders had been issued thereafter.
The injunction order has been obtained for 14 days.
MPs to meet PM
A group of Tamil Parliamentarians are to meet Prime Minister Ranil
Wickremesinghe next week to discuss the issue of the High Security
Zones and resettlement of those displaced from them.
The MPs from
the TNA and PLOTE had decided to meet the Prime Minister on his
return from New York next week. TNA MP A. Vinayagamoorthy said the
MPs were keen to take up this issue as it would be important for
future peace talks.
envoy presents credentials to President
US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Jeffrey J Lunstead presented his credentials
to President Chandrika Kumaratunga at President's House on Friday.
Ambassador Lunstead is a member of the Senior Foreign Service with
the rank of Minister-Counselor. He was sworn in as Ambassador to
Sri Lanka and Maldives on July 28, 2003.
the Foreign Service in 1977 and has served in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh
and Malaysia. In Washington, DC, he served as South Asia Bureau
Coordinator for Afghanistan and as Director for Pakistan, Afghanistan
He had also
served in several positions dealing with international environmental