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Scholarship fund wasted by the improper act of the Governor, judgment by Justice Ilancheliyan

Scholarship fund wasted by the improper act of the Governor, judgment by Justice Ilancheliyan

The Jaffna High Court Judge M.Illancheliyan has commented on a case that a Scholarship granted to Sri Lankan had been wasted due to the improper act of the Northern Governor and the high level Officers had also connived with the Governor in a disgraceful manner.

He has also ordered that Northern Province  Governor to take action to approve the leave without any delay for the Northern Province Additional Director of Education, so that he could proceed to Australia to continue the Scholarship granted to him.

The Additional Director of Education, Mariathas Jegu, was awarded a 2-years  Scholarship through the Department of External Resources  maintained by the Australian Government under the Sri Lankan Ministry of Finance, had obtained all required approval and leave from Northern Governor  and had  proceeded to Australia on 2.10.2017.

In this context the Secretary of the NP Ministry of Education, Provincial Director of Education and the Secretary  to the NP Governor had sent letters to the effect that M, Jegu is under inquiries for fraud under NELSIP project, the leave granted by the Governor had been rejected and hence to send him back to the country and he had been sent back to the country from Australia.

The said  officer had  filed an application to declare the above  letters Illegal, and null and void and to order the Governor to implement the leave granted on 18.08.2016.  It is this case that was taken up before the Judge yesterday.


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