Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera, the Parliamentary Group leader of the JHU, told parliament yesterday, that unrest had been created at Isipathana College Colombo due to a Norwegian volunteer teacher forcing students to engage in Christian prayers.
He claimed a lady volunteer teacher was forcing students to engage in Christian prayers claiming they would be able to perform better in their studies.
He claimed that a Japanese individual was also involved in this matter. He said an uneasy situation had been created at the school because of this.
He queried whether information about this situation had been reported to the Education Ministry and whether such activities were approved by the Ministry.
The Thera said he was not against all religions being taught in schools but was querying whether this type of activity took place in any other part of the world.
He also requested the Minister to enquire into serious complaints made against the principal of the school.