The Old Students Union of Niwarthakachethiya MV and parents have engaged in an agitation against Chief Minister of North Central Province Peshala Jayaratna for transferring, on his direct orders, the Principal of the school Karunaratna Bandara to Galkulama Vidyalaya.
Another protest campaign has been organized by Lanka Teacher Services union protesting against removing the Principal from the school.
Old students, parents, teachers, principals had walked from Niwarthakachethiya MV to Governors Office and had had a discussion with the Governor regarding the issue.
Parents complain that Principal Karunaratna Bandara was transferred from the school for not having a ceremony with politicians to ‘celebrate’ the school getting Rs.500 million on the project ‘Closest school is the best school’.
Parents and students say a person amicable to Peshala Jayaratna has been appointed as the new principal and during the past 3 years six principals were appointed and transferred from the school. They say Mr. Karunaratna Banda worked for the betterment of the school and the students and say they want him back as the principal of the school.
Meanwhile, a group of parents of students in Dhammadinna MV at Galkulama are engaged in an agitation near Galkulama clock tower against the Chief Minister Peshala Jayaratna complaining that he is deliberately delaying the construction of two storied buildings for the school.