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Supreme Court reinstates victimized teacher

The Supreme Court, yesterday declared the violation of Fundamental Rights, of a teacher of Mahanama Vidyalaya, Colombo, who was interdicted by the school authorities on February 2, 2012.

The respondents, the then principal of Mahanama, Premalal Kumarasiri and former teacher Thusitha Thilina Malalgoda were ordered to pay Rs. 100,000 each to the petitioner teacher, Samanthi Manohari Palaketiya.

Paleketiya was accused by the respondents for the holding of a press conference on Nov. 27, 2011 to disco9se the wrongdoings of the school authorities. The media event was organised by the Lanka Guru Sangamaya.

The Supreme Court also re-instated Paleketiya in service, Counsel, J. C. Weliamuna, appeared for this petitioner.

The Bench Comprised the Chief Justice K. Sripavan and Justice Upali Abeyratne.
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