Police investigate threats to online education
Police said that if teachers engaged in “online education” are threatened or intimidated by someone or group forcing them to refrain from teaching online classes, they can complain directly to the Criminal Investigation Department. (CID) regarding such threats.
In a press release, the police headquarters said that teachers who receive such threats or face intimidation for conducting “online education” can also submit their complaints to the emergency service. police “119” or the nearest police station.
The Minister of Public Security, Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara (Rtd) instructed the IGP and the DIG in charge of the CID to take prompt action on these complaints.
Therefore, the police said that as such interference with teachers’ online education activities, threats or intimidation would be considered a criminal offense and strict action would be taken against the perpetrators.
Weerasekera pointed out that the semester exams have not yet been held for students who apply for the 5 year scholarship, the GCE advanced and ordinary level exams, adding that the results of students who pass are enrolled in the Arts stream cannot be published because their practice tests are not yet completed.