Several schools in the Trincomalee District were shut down today due to a protest launched by the teachers in the Kinniya area.
The teachers’ protest resulted in the closure of 26 schools in Kinniya zonal education division.
The teachers have launched a protest and boycotted work today demanding that the police arrest a Kinniya local government member who had allegedly assaulted the Kinniya Zonal Education Director yesterday.
Due to the absence of teacher sin schools, principals in 26 schools in Kinniya have asked students to return home.
The police have arrested two persons over the incident and have said the respective local government member would also be arrested.