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* 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.

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