Female teacher of prestigious boys' school in Sri Lanka protesting transfer on roof top
July 30, Colombo: A female teacher of a prestigious boys' school in Sri Lankan capital is protesting her transfer on a roof top of a two-story building of the school and a teachers' union in the country says her transfer is unfair.
The female teacher Kalyani Dissanayaka of the Royal College in Colombo is now sitting on the roof top of the two story school building for a second day and demanding the cancellation of her transfer.
The general secretary of the education sector trade union, Ceylon Teachers' Union, Joseph Stalin Fernando says the teacher's transfer was against the national teacher transfer policy.
He said the protesting teacher had been transferred since she gave evidence at a number of probes on corruption allegations against the Royal College Principal Upali Gunasekara.
The teacher has refused to discuss the issue with a team of officials of the Ministry of Education who came to negotiate a solution.
Eyewitnesses said mattresses are being laid around the hall to prevent any risks to the teacher's life and ambulance is waiting.