Oct 25, 2021

Minister Sarath removes police from schools!

There is no need to deploy special police personnel near schools from today (25), said the Minister of Public Security Rear Admiral (Rtd) Sarath Weerasekara.

The Minister said that based on a request made by a group of teachers who reported for duty on the 21st and 22nd due to the teachers' strike, special police protection was provided near the schools during those two days. However, he said that such special protection was no longer required.

The Minister further said that the police had issued a stern warning to a group who had threatened some teachers and principals asking them not to report for duty.