The Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam today confirmed that Royal College Principal Upali Gunasekara was transferred with immediate effect.
This ends speculation as to whether the decision to transfer him would be deferred.
Sources from the school said that there were different attempts to have the transfer cancelled or at least deferred for a few months.
However, the Education Ministry said that the decision was taken following recommendations based on audits and investigations regarding different allegations. The letter informing him of the transfer had been directed to Gunasekara today.
Gunasekara was appointed Principal of Royal College in November 2003. He served as the Principal of Isipathana College for six years prior to taking up duties at Royal College.