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Vacancies in the WP filled with political appointees “ CTU

2013 Oct 08

By Aisha Nazim



Over 70 vacancies in the Sri Lanka Education Administrative Services (SLEAS) in the Western Province Education Zone are being filled by political appointees, the Ceylon Teachers’ Union (CTU), alleged.



The CTU charged that the Western Province Education Ministry was filling the vacancies with people who are not qualified to serve as teachers, but whose ‘qualification’ is being politically affiliated to those at the help of affairs.



Speaking to Ceylon Today, General Secretary of the CTU, Joseph Stalin, claimed there were 71 vacancies which had to be filled, and there are a number of people who were suitably qualified to be appointed to the positions available.



“There are many people who have successfully passed their SLEAS examinations and are qualified for the post. However, instead of appointing them, friends and favourites of the higher authorities are appointed. This is extremely unjust,” Stalin charged.



He urged the Western Province Education Ministry to temporarily appoint officials of the Sri Lanka Principals Service (SLPS) instead, if SLEAS officials cannot be appointed, immediately, to fill the existing vacancies.



Despite numerous attempts by Ceylon Today, to contact the officials at the Western Province Education Ministry, they were unavailable for comment. (Ceylon Today Online)

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