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Teachers' refusal to mark answer scripts
Mother and son file HR plea
A student of Dharmaraja Maha Vidyalaya Kandy studying the forthcoming GCE A Level examination and his mother filed a Human Rights Application in the Supreme Court on Monday against a protest by teachers to refrain from marking answer scripts, according to a press release issued by the Ministry of Education said.

Attorneys-at-law Udhitha Hewage, Gihan Gabadahe and David Karunaratne had supported the plaint in the Supreme Court.

Minister of Education, Secretary to the Ministry, Commissioner General of Examinations, the Chairman of Salaries and Cadre Commission and its members, the Ceylon Teachers Union and several other teachers unions have been cited as respondents.

The student R.P.M.T. Dinuka Bandara Rathmalawitha in his petition stated that in the event of the examination getting cancelled due to refusal of teachers to mark the answer scripts he and several others student would suffer. The reason for citing the Salaries and Cadres Commission is due to the fact that the salary anomalies of the teachers have hitherto not been rectified

The Supreme Court allowed a two week period for the respondents to file answers and postponed the case for September 1.

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