Rajagiriya School Bans Hijab
A school in Rajagiriya has banned Muslim students from wearing the hijab (head scarf) to school.
The school principal had reportedly forced two students to remove the hijab on Friday if they wanted to attend classes.
Parents of the two students had then voiced objections over the move and this had resulted in a tense situation.
Kotte Mayor Janaka Ranawaka said that he intervened over the matter and urged both the school authorities and the parents to resolve the matter amicably.
The Mayor denied reports that he had supported the ban of the hijab by the school administration.