The Ceylon Teachers Service Union has challenged the government to reveal the number of individuals who were involved in teacher principal protests, who have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Chief Secretary Mahinda Jayasinghe speaking at a media briefing today said the government, that has failed to provide answers to salary anomalies, is attempting to intimidate protesters by citing COVID-19 clusters among teachers.
He said the government lacks a plan to mitigate coronavirus cases and deaths, adding the government is instead blaming teacher unions.
Jayasinghe called on the government to prove their claims of teacher virus clusters, claiming that if a teacher has tested positive it was not as a result of joining protests.
He noted that all protestors followed health protocol in place, by wearing face masks and shields and sanitising.