Oct 25, Colombo: A trade union affiliated to Sri Lanka's education sector has alleged that the increase in allowances granted to teaching assistants in the Northern Province during the period of the provincial council elections has been withdrawn.
The Ceylon Teachers' Union (CTU) has said that teaching assistants in the North were granted a Rs. 4,000 increment in their allowance during the months of July, August and September.
General Secretary of the CTU, Joseph Stalin has explained that a teaching assistant was paid Rs. 6,000 monthly and it was increased to Rs. 10,000 from July till September.
However, he has noted that following the end of the Northern Provincial Council election, the pay has returned to its initial Rs. 6,000.
According to Stalin, it is unethical and unjust to withdraw the increment in the pay offered to the teaching assistants in the North in such a manner.