A significant victory for public servants

The Supreme Court, on 28th Sep 2016,  ruled that the suspension of Ms. Manohari Pelaketiya: a teacher of Mahanama College, Colombo for having spoken to the media was against the law- acting contrary to the Establishment Code. ,
The SC delivered its verdict of the petition, in which she said she had been suspended in an act of revenge after she had revealed to the media many acts of corruption/sexual abuses committed by the principal and a teacher of the school.
Ruling the suspension breached the petitioner’s right to freedom of opinion, the SC ordered the respondents, principal Premalal Kumarasiri and a teacher Thusitha Malagoda, to pay Rs. 100,000 each as compensation.

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