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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sri Lanka university teachers’ broken demands


Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake, Ministry Secretary Dr. Sunil Jayantha, University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Prof. Gamini Samaranayake and FUTA officials participated for the yesterday meeting.
Dr. Sunil Jayantha Navaratne said that they were in the process of implementing the promises and the UGC has already appointed a committee to study withdrawing of the circulars.

UGC Chairman has refused to cancel the circulars soon but mentioned UGC has to follow a procedure to cancel circulars.

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A crucial discussion would be held tomorrow (November 1) between Sri Lankan Higher Education Ministry officials and Federation of University Teachers' Association (FUTA) regarding the broken promises and demands.
FUTA says that the Sri Lankan government has not fulfilled the promises granted to university teachers but the Sri Lankan Higher Education Ministry secretary Dr. Sunil Jayantha said that the government has taken all steps to fulfill the promises given to the university teachers.
Sri Lankan Higher Education Ministry secretary Dr. Sunil Jayantha said that a special committee has been appointed to provide solutions to the problem faced by the university lecturers.
The special committee met last week to discuss the demands of the university teachers. The committee has taken several decisions and decided to meet again on November 1st.
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.

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