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HRC probes incident: Uva CM forcing Tamil school principal to kneel

Sri Lanka's Human Rights Commission undertook a 10 hour investigation on Thursday over the chief minister of Uva province forcing the principal of Badulla Tamil Girl's School to kneel and apologise for not following through an order. 

The probe comes after widespread outrage at the incident with parents of students at the school and teachers' trade unions calling for the Uva chief minister, Chamara Sampath Dassanayake to be arrested. 

Executive Director of Human Rights Centre, Keerthi Tennakoon accused police and state officials of attempted to cover up the incident. 

Badulla Police OIC and Media Advisor of the Uva Provincial Council did not attend the HRC investigation, the Daily News reported.