Matara school principal arrested for accepting a bribe

The principal of a school in Matara has been arrested for accepting a bribe, the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption said.A Commission spokesman said that the principal of the Thelijjawila Royal College had been arrested for accepting a Rs. 10,000 bribe to admit a child to grade 3. The principal had accepted the bribe through a third party. The principal was arrested at the school premises.Further investigations are underway. (Colombo Gazette)