Several teacher trade union reps summoned to the CID

Several representatives of the teachers’ and principals’ trade unions were summoned before the Criminal Investigation Department this afternoon to make statements regarding the investigation into the alleged incident of teachers engaged in online teaching being intimidated.

Representatives of several trade unions, including the Sri Lanka National Principal Association, appeared before the CID today.

Speaking to media subseqeuntly, the President of the National Principal Association Mohan Weerasinghe said they were summoned by the Computer Crimes Investigation Department to appear before the CID on Friday, adding however they changed the dates upon request.

Weerasinghe said after three hours, they met with the Director and were informed of the complaint.

He said they never threatened any colleague adding they only requested the support of teachers for the ongoing trade union struggle.