25th July, 2004 Volume 11, Issue 2
son pulled out of Rahula amidst controversy
political controversy surrounding the admission of Janatha Vimukthi
Peramuna (JVP) Parliamentarian Premasiri Manage's son to Matara Rahula
Vidyalaya ended on an unhappy note with the child still not being admitted
to a school.
a Matara District first time parliamentarian, admitted his son using
parliamentary privileges to Matara Rahula College after his son passed the
grade five scholarship examination. However, the student did not obtain
the required number of marks to gain entry to Rahula which is a premier
educational institution in the district and much favoured by parents.
his admission, a political controversy brew causing embarrassment to the
JVP that resulted in the MP pulling out his child from Matara Rahula
College. It was alleged that as a member of a political party that vowed
not to make use of parliamentary privileges, he should not have admitted
his child who obtained 34 marks less and required a much higher aggregate
to secure entry to the school.
media reports, the JVP claimed that the MP was only making use of the
privileges he was entitled to but the parliamentarian pulled his child
opportunity to admit a parliamentarian's child to a school of his or her
choice is available for year one admissions only, according to Education
Ministry sources and is not applicable to those who sit the scholarship
for the child, the political drama ended on a negative note with the
student still not being admitted to any school.
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