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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Committee to solve Sri Lanka University lecturers' Problem

A special committee has been appointed by Sri Lanka's Higher Education Ministry to provide solutions to the problem faced by the university lecturers.

Sri Lankan Higher Education Ministry secretary Dr. Sunil Jayantha said that a special committee appointed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) met last week to discuss the demands of the university teachers. Above committee has taken several decisions and decided to appoint several committee members to study about the circulars affecting the university teachers and also decided to meet next Tuesday.

Sri Lanka’s longest university lecturer’s strike which runs over three months has called off  on October 11.

The government agreed to withdraw all circulars issued that hinder the progressive of university activities. Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA) Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri said that the government had not taken any initiative to honor the pledges given to them, saying that a circulars are not yet withdraw.

Meanwhile Sri Lankan Higher Education Ministry secretary Dr. Sunil Jayantha said that the Sri Lankan government has taken all steps to fulfill the promises given to the university teachers.