Accordingly the research and study allowances will increase from 25 percent to 30 percent of the basic salary from the 1st of January Next year(2013). Also the study allowance will be considered as an earning, the Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa said in a statement.
A special discussion was held between university lecturers and Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa at the Ministry of Economic Development on Friday.
Sri Lanka’s longest lecturer strike, which lasted for nearly 100 days, was called off by the university teachers’ union October after crucial discussions led to a government climb-down and capitulation to several union demands.
Under the 2013 budget proposals the study allowance of a newly recruited lecturer will be increased by 60 percent and a lecturer by 75 percent , a senior lecturer of grade 1 and grade 2 by 80 percent. The study allowance of Assistant professors and senior professors will be increased by 85 percent.