Oct 21, Colombo: University lecturers in Sri Lanka say the government has not honored the pledges it made to them as expected.
The Federation of University Teachers Associations (FUTA) has stated that the government has still not implemented some of the agreements reached with the Association.
President of FUTA, Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri said the Association was not satisfied with the government's response to the agreement reached with the university lecturers.
The academics last year making multiple demands launched a continuous strike that lasted over three months.
The FUTA demanded increasing their salaries, increasing allocations for education up to 6 percent of GDP, freeing universities from politicization and granting facilities to admit children of the university teachers to the schools.
According to Dr. Dewasiri FUTA has appointed a special committee to study the agreements that have been implemented by the government and the Association would decide on the next course of action to be taken after this committee makes its recommendations.
Dr. Dewasiri said the university lecturers would not hesitate to recommence the struggle to win their demands that were included in the agreement reached between the government and FUTA.