Students forced to stand out in the rain
Students of Ibbagamuwa Central College were made to listen to a speech by Minister of Education, Bandula Gunawardena, whilst standing outdoors during heavy rain.
The students were subjected to this predicament during the inauguration of the National Physical Wellness Programme, which was held at Central College, Ibbagamuwa. Sources said that students of many surrounding schools including Gokarella Central College, Namal Anga Maha Vidyalaya and Melsiripura Medamulla Vidyalaya had also attended.
And even though it had been raining heavily since the previous night, the organizers had still arranged for the ceremony to be held in the school grounds as previously scheduled.
Seating arrangements for the invitees had been made in the pavilion but the school’s pupils had to stand unsheltered in their grounds.
When Minister Gunawardena had begun his speech it had begun to drizzle which later grew into a deluge, and yet the minister had continued with his speech for a further 20 minutes.
The students’ parents had unfurled their umbrellas expecting their children to be asked to take shelter, but neither the minister, the principal, nor any of the invitees took any initiative to ask the children to take shelter, or at least have the speech end early.
By the time the minister had finished his speech and the Principal presented the vote of thanks, the students were thoroughly cold and wet.
Deputy Minister of Education, Mohan Lal Grero, Minister of Indigenous Medicine Salinda Dissanayake, Deputy Chairman of Northwestern Provincial Council, R.D. Wimaladasa, and Northwestern Provinicial Councillor, Manjula Dissanayake,were also in attendance at the event.
(Courtesy: Ceylon Today)
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Don’t the minister, principal and the teachers have any brain? This former tuition master has now become the minister of education creates A to Z problems without scoring anything. Somebody might call them a bunch of idiots for letting those poor students stand out in the rain.
Nihal,Agreed.I have to ask the Hon minister, whether he is a product between a woman and a wildboar.
This is the sort of evil men who have become ministers in UPFA govt bringing disgrace to the govt. How could this education ministerial donkey had reacted if he was an ordinary parent and his children were subjected to such treatment? The irony of it is the speech was about ‘Wellness’. This donkey should have set a good example of wellness by immediately halting his stupid speech and asking the children to go into their class rooms for shelter. I call for this man’s resignation or the fellow to be sacked by a caring president, as he has failed the ministry throughout his years in office. He has made enough money as a tuition master to large audiences.
These kind of many incidents happens in the past, happening today and will continue in future too. The govt made the public as foolish (gonadal andawala), until the entire public wake these kind of incidents will continue. Victory from ltte is great and we we’ll salute you for all leaders but now the govt using that victory trump as a tool. Apart from one minister, the rest all govt ministers (106 ministers) are jockers and enjoying with public fund. Please let’s wake teach them future elections.
The story on the other side of the coin is how disciplined the students were in meeting with instruction of the staff in honoring the Hon Minister for Education.
The Mahinda Chinthana leadership has succeeded in driving our Nation towards the Wonder of Asia with a committed younger generation whose discipline demonstrates unsurpassed standards.
This is the kind of development we need and the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government with its able band of Ministers are, at last, after 60 years of disastrous government, taking us to the apex that we, all Sri Lankan Citizens, desire.
What a fools, Entire contry is full of fools, so thats why fools like this come to power….!!
if this MODA ministers child is standing there what will he feel like?