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Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma Fiasco: Children Get A New School

Parents are confronting a massive competition in admitting their children to schools. Under such an environment, the initiative taken by Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma demanding a school to admit some children to a school created a controversy in the country. However, the children who were helpless finally received a school under the mediation of the President.

Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma recently staged a fast near the Meegahatenna Vidyalaya in Matugama demanding the admission of nine children to the school. The Deputy Minister who later attempted to commit suicide was hospitalized. Later it was reported that the children were admitted to the school. But the mothers were later taken into custody saying that the children were forcibly admitted to the school.

The Deputy Minister who visited the Police Station demanded that he be taken into custody instead of the mothers. Thereafter the Deputy Minister was arrested. The mothers and the Deputy Minister were later arrested and remanded after being produced in Courts. Finally they were enlarged on bail.

In the midst of these incidents, the President finally mediated and granted a school to these children. The children were admitted to St. Mary’s School in Matugama. The ceremony to admit the children was held today under the patronage of Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma.

The children were taken to the school in a procession from opposite the Matugama Zonal Office via the Matugama town. They were led by the Deputy Minister.