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* 60 percent of striking university teachers of Sri Lanka like to return to work - Higher Education Minister
Sun, Sep 30, 2012, 07:18 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of Higher Education S.B. Dissanayaka says that 60 percent of the striking university teachers have consented to return to work.

The Minister further said that a large number of students also took part in academic activities in the past few days and the number would improve in the next week.

The strike launched by the Federation of University Teachers' Associations (FUTA) enters into the fourth month this week. They held two protest marches from Galle and Kandy last week and vowed to continue the strike.

The government in response to their demands for a pay raise decided to raise the salaries from the 1st of October. The striking academics have refused government's move.

However, the Higher Education Minister says that the government will not give in to the unfair demands of the university teachers.

Meanwhile Secretary to the Ministry of Education Gotabaya Jayaratne said that around 50 university teachers have expressed willingness to the Examinations Commissioner to participate in GCE Advanced Level paper grading.



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