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* University lecturers in Sri Lanka hold token strike and protest to win demands
Tue, Jun 3, 2014, 07:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 03, Colombo: University lecturers in Sri Lanka held a token strike today to win several demands including a salary increase for the academics.

The token strike was called by the Federation of University Teachers' Association (FUTA).

The FUTA also organized a protest in Thunmulla Junction, Colombo where university lecturers demanded the government to grant their demands.

FUTA President, Dr. Chandraguptha Thenuwara said the association has submitted six demands to the authorities.

Among these demands are a salary increase for the academics, setting up of a mechanism including the FUTA to address grievances of university students, withdrawal of gazettes that allow the setting up of private universities at the cost of local universities, setting up of a committee that will facilitate the process for university academics to be treated as a special category and a Presidential Commission to implement higher education reforms.

FUTA has stated that the token strike and protest today will be the launch of a campaign by university academics to win their demands.

The trade union launched a work strike in July 2012 to win the same demands. They ended the strike in October 2012 after the government agreed to appoint a commission to fulfill their demands. However, FUTA says the government had not kept its promise.

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