A few years later, JEJ had the honour of being hand-picked by the then Minister of Education, Mr. C. W. W. Kannangara, to be the principal of Matugama Central School in the Minister's own electorate.
were the pet project of Mr. Kannangara
, and he
would have none but the best as principals of these schools.
This was the first time such a review was undertaken since the Special Committee on Education did so in the early 1940s during the period of the Donoughmore Constitution, under the chairmanship of Mr. C. W. W. Kannangara, the Minister of Education.
Among the members of the Jayasuriya Commission
was Mr. Kannangara
himself, which reflects in no small measure the respect and recognition which Prof. Jayasuriya, yet in his early forties, had earned by that time as the country's leading educationist.