Sri Lanka’s longest university lecturer’s strike which runs over three months has temporally called off by the FUTA today.
Updated:11-10-2012 AT 2.10 PM
The FUTA exco meeting is currently underway.
Finance Ministry Secretary Dr. P. B. Jayasundera’s letter did not support and meet our demands Says FUTA at their crucial executive committee meeting.
Hence FUTA will not participate for the joint media conference scheduled to hold with Higher education Ministry officials and Minister Basil Rajapaksha at 2 pm.
Sri Lankan university lecturers strike to be end on Thursday (11-10-2012).Yesterday meeting between FUTA and Dr. P.B Jayasundara was successful.
The Meeting between FUTA and Minister Basil Rajapaksha concluded short while ago.It was a fruitful meeting.
Charitha Herath,Damma Dissanayake and Jagath Wellawathta were also participated for the meeting.Minister S B Dissanayake didnt participate for the meeting.
Sri Lankan Government has invited to the FUTA for two critical meetings. The first meeting will be held between FUTA and Minister Basil Rajapaksha on Saturday(06 October) at 4 pm.
Sri Lankan government is hopefully looking forward to solve the University teachers problems. The second meeting will be held on Monday(08-10-2012) between FUTA and Dr.P.B. Jayasundara to resolve the current university lecturers’ strike which has reached 3 months. Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake will not participated for above meetings.
The Federation of University Teachers’ Association (FUTA) launched a strike action from 4th July, demanding an increase of their salaries and allocates 6% GDP for education sector.