take woes to SC
By Stanley Samarasinghe
Supreme Court on Friday (30) granted leave to proceed with a
fundamental rights violation applications filed by 98 school
principals complaining of failure of authorities to give them
due promotions to the Sri Lanka Education Administrative
The Bench comprising Justices Dr. Shiranee Bandaranayaka, P.A.
Ratnayaka and S.I. Imam fixed this case for February 25.
J.C. Weliamuna instructed by Lilantha de Silva appearing for
petitioners submitted to court that all of them are qualified
Grade 1, Class 3 principals with seniority and long years of
The continuous failure of the respondents to make the said
promotions on seniority and merit basis is frustrating their
legitimate expectations, the counsel submitted.
Weliamuna sought court to give an order to the respondents
directing them to implement their promotion system.
Public Service Commission and its members, Secretary to the
Ministry of Education and the Attorney General have been cited
as respondents in the application.