28 September, 2020

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Parents, Teachers Summoned To Schools For MR Campaigns

In yet another devious act of state resource exploitation parents, teachers and students have been summoned to schools by the Education Ministry to participate in various abruptly organised ‘openings’ despite the schools remaining closed for December holidays, to promote President Rajapaksa‘s election campaign.

 Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin

Teacher unions have expressed their concern over these meetings and ‘openings’ that have been organised out-of-the-blue soon, pointing out they are a clear violation of election law flouting which the authorities have failed to prevent.

“Since the end of the 2014 O/L examination on December 17 until now, a total of six Mahindodaya laboratories have been suddenly unveiled by the Education Ministry in Gampara and Puttlam districts,” Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) Joseph Stalin said.

He said that school authorities have summoned parents, teachers and students of the respective schools for the event where they had been made to sit through hours of speeches and presentations about the development carried out under the Rajapaksa regime.

Stalin added that about six more have been scheduled to be opened within the coming days in Hambanthota and Batticaloa districts.

Despite lodging complaints with the Elections Commissioner regarding the exploitation of students and school resources in MR’s campaigns, these election law violations have been allowed to continue due to the inefficiency of the local authorities.

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  • 11
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    Hope “Mahindodaya” will be removed soon from all “Mahindodaya laboratories”

    Education should be un politicised.

  • 5
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    Joseph Stalin

    Get the Common Candidate Maitripala Sirisena to distribute his manifesto and other materials to all those parents who attend

    plus

    the Common Sense Phamplet 2014 Ari Lanka

  • 5
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    All parents are not fools. They will know the real purpose behind these “openings” and meetings, during this election ‘season’.

  • 4
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    This type of campaigning becomes negative.

    • 1
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      dcn

      “This type of campaigning becomes negative.”

      Yes, except if the material is information and something like the Common Sense Phamplet for the people to think and ponder about and make a common sense decision for their children and country.

      UNFORTUNATELY, rounding up of the Sri lankan writers to write a Common sense pamphlet, Sri Lanka 2014, is like herding cattle, and the Sri Lankan writers keep saying, Baeee, Baeee, and Baeee.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Sense_%28pamphlet%29

  • 2
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    We should call it Mahinda – Modaya campaign.

    • 0
      0

      “We should call it Mahinda – Modaya campaign.”

      Call it

      Medamulana MaRa Harak (Cattle) Udawaa (arising)

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