Over 60 complaints against principals to Bribery Commission in
The Bribery Commission has received more than 60 complaints during
January 2014 against school principals island-wide regarding them
soliciting unreasonable donations, bribes and other illegal
gratifications from parents to admit their children to Grade One classes
in government schools.
More than five special circulars have been issued to school
authorities by the Ministry of Education to refrain from accepting funds
from parents who plan to admit their students to popular government
schools, during the past five years.
Despite the circulars, some principals still brazenly violate rules
If found guilty, they may have to face jail sentences in addition to
the confiscation of their assets, said Director of Education, Kurunegala
W.M. Balasooriya at a conference for parents who aspire to admit their
children to popular schools in the Kurunegala town during 2014.