P.A.C. Priyadarshani, the Principal of St. Mary’s College, Mathugama, was crowned the winner of Integrity Icon 2019 on Monday, having earned the most votes through the public SMS poll, which garnered over 20,000 votes.

The Integrity Icon 2019 final also felicitated four other icons – Sri Lanka Customs Central Investigation Bureau Assistant Superintendent A.M.A.S. Amarasinghe; Coast Conservation Department Director General B.K.P. Chandrakeerthi; Verugal, Trincomalee Divisional Secretary K. Kunanathan and Jaffna Teaching Hospital Director Dr. T. Sathiyamoorthy.

The finale of Integrity Icon 2019, an initiative conducted by Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) to “name and fame” honest public officials who go beyond the call of duty to serve the public with integrity, was held at the BMICH in Colombo. Integrity Icon 2019 saw more than 80 public officials nominated.

Priyadarshani demonstrated her integrity through her zero-tolerance policy against political interference and other attempts to influence Grade 1 admissions to her school. Priyadarshani has strictly implemented the points system through which to score applications for enrollment at the school and has been able to withstand external pressures in the running of St. Mary’s College, Mathugama.

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