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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2585

WP Governor Salley transfers 10 Muslim female teachers who were kicked out of school for wearing Abhaya

Colombo, o6 May, (Asiantribue.com):

On an intervention by Western Province Governor Azath Salley, 10 Muslim female teachers were transferred to various schools in his province, when they were prohibited from entering the school, since they were wearing the traditional Hijab on Tuesday.

Parents of Puwakpitiya Tamil Maha Vidyalaya closed the school gate to prevent the Muslim school teachers who were going to school on Tuesday morning. The members of the School Development Society who were at the gate told the teachers that they will be allowed inside the school premises only if they wear saris. They have alleged that those who are wearing the hijab are supporters of the IS terrorists, who detonated six bombs on the day of the Easter.

Listening to the grievances of the teachers, the Governor summoned the officials from the Provincial Ministry of Education for an urgent meeting in the presence of the aggrieved teachers in the afternoon, same day .

The meeting was attended by Provincial Director of Education P. Srilal Nonis, Secretary of Provincial Education S.J. Wijebandu and Principal of Puwakpiitya Tamil Maha Vidyalaya P. Manoharan.

Lamenting about the situation, the Governor instructed the officials of the Ministry of Education to transfer these 10 female teachers to other schools in his province. They were posted to schools in Kalutara And Colombo districts since the teachers said that they cannot go to the school , where they were refused admission and humiliated in public in the morning !

- Asian Tribune -

WP Governor Salley transfers 10 Muslim female teachers who were kicked out of school for wearing Abhaya
WP Governor Salley transfers 10 Muslim female teachers who were kicked out of school for wearing Abhaya
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