Kurunegala principal violated conditions of his bail – say lawyers representing student’s family

Kurunegala principal violated conditions of his bail – say lawyers representing student’s family

Written by Staff Writer

03 Mar, 2014 | 11:12 pm

The case filed against the  Former Principal of Sir John Kothalawela College in Kurunegala by the National Child Protection Authority over the suicide of a female student was taken up in court once again on Monday.

The NCPA recently arrested the Principal on charges of causing stress to the victim, by reprimanding her.

The principal was released on bail after being produced in court.

In court on Monday, attorneys representing the family of the deceased girl asked that the investigation into the incident be entrusted to an independent institution as the National Child Protection Authority was not acting without bias.

However, the Court rejected this request.

Lawyers representing the aggrieved party also submitted to court that the principal had violated the conditions of his bail by visiting the school after being released and addressing students and parents.

However, the defence counsel noted that if such a thing had been organised it was done so without informing his client. As such the court determined that the Principal had not violated the conditions of his bail.

The case is to be taken up again on April 2.


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