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Friday, November 9, 2012

Sri Lankan University Lecturers Unhappy -FUTA Letter


Sri Lankan main university lecturers Trade Union,Federation of University Teachers Associations (FUTA) has issued a special letter to Minister Basil Rajapaksa mentioning that the government is yet to come through on the promises that it gave to FUTA.
Chairman of FUTA Dr.Nirmal Ranjith Devasiri points out that vice chancellors of universities do not pay any attention to the agreements that the university teachers reached with the government.
Dr Nirmal Devasiri added that through the letter, the FUTA aimed to highlight that it would be difficult to carry out its activities in such a backdrop.
'As the FUTA, we handed over a letter to Minister Basil Rajapaksa. We informed our displeasure regarding the implementation of the agreements made. Nothing which should have been done by now, has been done. An internal problem in the universities is that majority of the vice chancellors are acting upon the conditions that existed prior to the the trade union action. These agreements
were made taking into consideration various criticisms we made regarding the university system, but we cannot see the agreement being respected. We handed over the letter expressing our displeasure in this regard,' stated the Chairman of FUTA.