Sept 25, Colombo: A students' union in Sri Lanka has lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) against the strike action by university lecturers and is to file a fundamental rights petition before the court as well.
Convener of the All Ceylon Independent Students' Movement, Yukthi Ekadheera says the trade union action of the university lecturers was dragging on and the students were facing difficulties as a result.
Ekadheera has noted that the students who have been affected by the strike have no option but to take their grievances before the HRC.
He has added that the students would also file a fundamental rights petition before the Supreme Court today.
According to Ekadheera, the students are hopeful of getting a restraining order against the trade union action by the university lecturers.
The university teachers' trade union Federation of University Teachers' Association (FUTA) launched the strike on July 04 demanding a salary increase and an allocation of 6 percent GDP for education sector.
The striking union and the government had held several rounds of discussions but the university teachers have rejected government's compromises.
The All Ceylon Independent Students' Movement states that university students are hopeful the judiciary would help get the country's university system back on track.