Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* University lecturers in Sri Lanka to re-commence agitation to win demands
Tue, Feb 26, 2013, 11:15 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 26, Colombo: University lecturers in Sri Lanka are looking at re-commencing the agitation campaign to win their demand of a 6 percent budgetary allocation to the education sector.

The Federation of University Teachers' Association (FUTA) has said that the government has failed to keep its pledge and pay attention to their demand of a 6 percent budgetary allocation for the education sector.

FUTA Spokesperson Dr. Mahim Mendis said the agitation campaign would be re-launched with the help of a large number of trade unions.

He noted that the government has not paid attention to granting higher provisions for primary, secondary and tertiary education and there has not been any progress shown in the education sector since the lecturers called off their 100 day strike action last October.

The FUTA plans to launch mass demonstrations and awareness campaigns as part of their agitation campaign.

The academics, who continued a three-month long strike last year, ended their trade union action after the government and the trade union reached an agreement on their demands for a pay raise and 6 percent budgetary allocation.

** Related Story :: Sri Lanka academics end strike, return to work from Friday



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Defense Secretary meets Malaysian PM
-- [6 hours ago]
Health Ministry warns Sri Lankan public not to purchase drugs online
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka investigates associates of killed LTTE operatives
-- [7 hours ago]
Condé Nast Traveler features Sri Lankan string hopper mold
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka accuses Canada of using Commonwealth funds as a political tool
Commonwealth expresses disappointment at Canada's decision to suspend funds over Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's main opposition to appoint co-organizers to some electorates
Sri Lankan aviation authorities get two more applications to commence domestic air services
Sri Lankan Minister calls for a Commission to probe Buddhist extremist group and incidents against minorities
Guaranteed price encourages big onion farmers in Sri Lanka

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.