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 German Tec Principal resigns after seduction attempt leaks out!

German Tec Principal resigns after seduction attempt leaks out!

Moratuwa German Technical Training Institute has established renowned reputation as the most outstanding technical institute in South Asia. However its goodwill has been tarnished by the incumbent Principal of the institute, Shantha Karunaratna after a video was circulated across the social media displaying how the said Principal is involved in seducing a student which incident has made him resign from his position of Principal.

Though word had spread for quite sometime that this elderly Principal had preyed on young male students by making them pass the examination and then forcibly enjoying homosexual activities both within his office premises as well as without but those who repulsed such advances were rendered helpless. As the police and the ministry
pass the examination and then forcibly enjoying homosexual activities both within his office premises as well as without but those who repulsed such advances were rendered helpless. As the police and the ministry too have turned a blind eye against this situation, a problematic atmosphere has emerged in this connection. Due to these circumstances some students have even abandoned their education here and such incidents have been reported.Principal had preyed on young male students by making them pass the examination and then forcibly enjoying homosexual activities both within his office premises as well as without but those who repulsed such advances were rendered helpless. As the police and the ministry too have turned a blind eye against this situation, a problematic atmosphere has emerged in this connection. Due to these circumstances some students have even abandoned their education here and such incidents have been reported.

Since it is possible for any student who shows the green light to the Principal's motives of getting the opportunity of passing the finals and to find their way through with ease to reputed jobs in the technical sector in countries such as Germany after applying through the institute. This 'offensive mode of activity' is something which remains a clandestine secret to everybody within the institute.

As the bulk of students who come from distant areas for technical education here had given into these base activities of the Principal or else had acted on the idea that achieving their educational purpose is more important; a certain crowd of students or followers loyal to this Principal are still found studying at this institute.

The closest incident which contributed towards the resignation of the said Principal happens to be the case of a particular student from Colombo equipped with ability in educational skills with a knowledge of computer literacy who in fact despised this queer behaviour of the Principal. There are reports to say that this student had secured a knowledge of the Mechatronics course for 3 and a half years at Moratuwa Lanka - German Technical Institute and this Principal has for some time been trying to lure this student. However as the boy has shown an aversion to such activities, the Principal's attempts have ended up in futility. This Principal has then used a strategy of failing the student concerned from 2 subjects in the final examination for which the student sat and had anticipated that he would approach him to be favoured with a pass.

He had inquired from Heads of the faculties about being failed unjustifiably in both question papers to which he most faithfully had answered when they had responded inferring the idea that 'the Principal likes you ... you can get on intimate terms with him'. Later the Head of Examinations had told him to meet the Principal and to forward an appeal. For this purpose the student has approached him on the very first occasion the Principal has had a chat with him to get round him and it was after about 3 weeks later that he had attempted this seduction.

This is what appears in the student'as police complaint: "when I went to the official room of the Principal around 2.30 in the afternoon on 27/06/2017 I had to discuss for about 30 minutes with the Principal and step by step he expressed very personal matters to me and told me that if I had maintained an association prior to that, a failure of this nature would not have taken place. The Principal who complained that he who granted incapable students the necessary higher results in having followed a parallel education such as me went on to quote some names of Mechatronics students who maintained a close relationship with him implying that they were intimate friends of his, confirming his statement thereby. On that instance he accepted my letter of appeal and before leaving his official room and was heading close to the door he put his hand around my shoulders and forcibly embraced me. At this point I most patiently refrained from making any protest because I needed further evidence to confirm my allegation.

After this I received telephone calls from him even during night time inviting me saying that it is necessary to meet me at some other spot. Even after some weeks elapsed, I got no positive consolation. Since I was not favoured by the institute with a solution, as a further step I was on my way to the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission with the idea of lodging a complaint and also proceeded to the Principal's office by about 3.05 in the afternoon with the thought of taping on video the complete and unlawful vulgar behaviour of this Principal. Armed with this strategy I mentioned his personal background and motive without any suspicion and was about to leave the Principal's official room and was approaching the exit when he locked up his room from inside during duty-time and went ahead by indulging in committing an unnatural sexual act" (seen in the video).

With this video in hand the student proceeded to make a complaint at Galkissa Police and lodged a complaint with Bribery and Corruption Commission too. Though the complaint taken down by the police comprised of 13 pages, in the B report forwarded by the police in this respect the words 'the Principal pulled the student by his hand' was stated in it and a case was filed, it was revealed.

As such, the Principal had to appear in court last July 25th. Though Magistrate Kanishka Wijeyratna refused to grant the accused bail, the police had shown no objection in bail being granted and finally he was released on 2 personal bails of Rs. 2 lakhs and cash bail of Rs. 50000. No inquiry on a ministerial level was carried out and he had gone for his duties even the following day. It was subsequent to that the said video began to circulate around websites and the social media. It was because the spreading of the video reached a peak level that the Ministry of Skills Development informed yesterday (4) that they would carry out an investigation in this connection.

What was reported today (5) was that Shantha Karunaratna the Principal of Moratuwa GermanTechnical Training Institute to whom these allegations of abuse were aimed has relinquished his duties from his position. By now an Acting Principal has been appointed for that institute. The video which ran its rounds across websites and social media, is as follows



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