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* Salaries of Sri Lanka university teachers increased by 30%
Sat, Dec 22, 2012, 11:13 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 22, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has increased the salaries of the country's university teachers by 30 percent fulfilling their demand to resolve the salary issue.

The decision to increase salaries was taken during a special discussion held between the university teachers and Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa yesterday.

Minister Rajapaksa has also informed the Ministry of Higher Education about the decision to increase the percentage of the research and study allowances from 25 percent to 30 percent of the basic salary from the 1st of next month. The study allowance will be considered as an earning.

Under the 2013 budget proposals the study allowance of a newly recruited lecturer will be increased by 60 percent and a lecturer by 75 percent , a senior lecturer of grade 1 and grade 2 by 80 percent. The study allowance of Assistant professors and senior professors will be increased by 85 percent.

Half of the increase will be granted from January while the other half will be paid from June.

The research allowance will be increased from 25 percent of the basic salary to 35 percent.

The government has taken measures to remove certain circulars and amendments of others that are deemed to be obstructing the rights of university teachers and independence of universities, the Economic Development Ministry said in a statement.

The government has also agreed to accept the proposals of the university staff with regard to MOUs on external study courses.

During the discussion the Minister has noted that the government needs the support of all sectors as plans are underway to make larger investments on education, higher education and vocational sectors.

The President of the Federation of University Teachers' Association (FUTA) Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri has appreciated the government's measures in resolving their issues and explained that declaring the research and study allowances as earnings, additions can be made to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) accordingly to increase the contribution of the government.

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