The petitioner who was in Grade l-l of the Sri Lanka Principals’ Service was not
eligible to apply for the post of Principal of Sir Razick Fareed Maha Vidyaiaya.
Flowever, with the support of the Provincial Chief Minister of the Uva Province,
he first became Principal of Liyanagahawela Tamil Vidyaiaya for which he was
not eligible and thereafter by deceit and with the support of the Provincial
Ministry of Education he obtained an appointment as Principal of Razick Fareed
Maha Vidyaiaya. When the 05th respondent the Provincial Director of Education,
Uva realized the mistake the petitioner was duly transferred as the Principal of
Pitarathmale No. 01 Tamil Vidyalaya and the 06th respondent who was eligible
for higher status was appointed as Principal, Razick Fareed Maha Vidyalaya.
The petitionr challenged that appointment of the 06th respondent as violative
of Article 12(1) of the Constitution.