Friday, October 18, 2013

FUTA threatens to resume strike

FUTA threatens to resume strike 2013
The Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) threatened to launch another strike, if the government failed to settle their salary anomalies in Budget 2014.
FUTA Chairman, Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri, said the government has so far attended to only a few of their demands, even after a written undertaking to attend to all of them in response to their trade union action. In these circumstances, he said, FUTA would be compelled to resume their suspended trade union action.
 “We suspended our trade union action, which lasted 99 days from 4 July 2012, in view of an agreement reached with the Central Bank Governor that the government will appoint a five-member committee headed by Minister D.E.W. Gunasekara to look into the salary issues of the university teachers. We had nominated our two representatives about six months ago, but the government has failed to appoint the committee as yet,” FUTA Chairman charged.
 He also said when the university student intake was increased due to the ‘Z’ score bungle, the authorities promised to increase teachers’ salaries by 25 per cent. “Those students are now in their second semester, yet the promised salary increase is still pending,” he pointed out.
 Dr. Dewasiri accused the government of failing to honour its promise to introduce procedures to resolve university teachers’ salary anomalies within five years and also the promise to stop political interferences into university affairs.
He also reminded the authorities that they are looking forward to the forthcoming budget as the President had told them previously that the salary matters can be resolved only through budgetary measures.

 “We have appointed a three-member committee to keep a tab on how they resolve our problems. Its report is expected within one month. The government is under the impression that we cannot amass a sufficient number to our trade union action. But we have already proved that we can do it,” he said.
Source CeylonToday

Delay in Registering Students for External Degrees

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The university authorities have so far failed to call for registrations for external degrees for the students who sat for their Advanced Level examinations in 2010, the Student Union for the Protection of External Degrees said today.
Addressing a media conference, Convener of the Union, Madusanka Bandara, said the external degree programme encountered various setbacks over the last few years, and that a large number of students have not been able to register for a degree of their choice since 2010.
“The students who had passed their A/Ls, but were not eligible to enter university due to low Z-scores, have no way of pursuing their higher education as they have not been called for registrations as yet. When we enquired from the authorities whether the external degree programme has been scrapped, they replied in the negative. Yet, no new intakes have been made, and the students are left stranded with nothing to do,” he claimed.
Meanwhile, union co-convener, Vindika Ratnayake, also addressing the briefing, questioned whether the reason for registrations not being called for was the Private Universities Bill.
“If free education for all is one of Sri Lanka’s policies, why aren’t registrations called for all these students and why is the government pushing for private universities instead of working on taking care of the public university students?” Ratnayake queried.
Source - Ceylon Today

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Higher Education Opportunities in Sri Lanka for students who have done A/L & O/L

A/L results to be released. You may be passed, you may be failed. But these results will not decide your future.
You can do an internal degree in a Semi Government or Private campus or you can do an External Degree. Also you can do a Job & continue your studies while doing the Job.
There are so may Courses / Certificate Diplomas Higher Diplomas which will lead you to a degree level.

 Government & Semi

              Open University of Sri Lanka OUSL -
              National School of Business Management NSBM -
              National Institute of Business Management NIBM
              University of Vocational Technology UNIVOTEC -
              Kotalawala Defence University KDU -
              Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT)


              American National College/ANC Education/ANC University College
              Australian College of Business & Technology (ACBT)
              Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Sri Lanka (APIIT)

              South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM)
              Horizon Campus
              Edulink International Campus | Colombo

              British School of Commerce (BSC Colombo)
              CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) Sri Lanka
              CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) Sri Lanka
              Royal Institute of Colombo (RIC)

              Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT)
              Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT)
              ESOFT Computer Studies

              Institute of Java & Technological Studies (IJTS)
              National Institute of Business Management (NIBM)
              British Council Sri Lanka (BCSL
              INGRIN Institute of Printing & Graphics (IIPG)

              AAT -
              Chartered -
              CIMA -

              SLIM -
              IPM -

              Wijeya Graphics (WG)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sri Lanka University Teachers Shortage

විශ්වවිද්යාල පද්ධතිය තුළ ආචාර්යවරුන්ගේ දැඩි හිඟයක් පවතින බවත් එම නිසා ඇතැම් විශ්වවිද්යාලවලබොහෝ විෂයන්හි ඉගැන්වීම් කටයුතු අඩපණ වී ඇති බවත් විශ්ව විද්යාල රතිපාදන කොමිෂන් සභාව ආරංචි මාර්ග අනාවරණය කරයි. මෙම ආචාර්ය වරුන්ගේ හිඟය වඩාත් පවතින්නේ කොළඹින් බැහැර විශ්ව විද්යාල තුළ බවද එම ආරංචි මාර්ග සඳහන් කරයි.
අනුව නැගෙනහිර විශ්ව විද්යාලයඅග්නිදිගරුහුණු හා රජරට යන විශ්ව විද්යාලවල ආචාර්වරුන්ගේ හිඟය උගරලෙස පවතින බව ආරංචි මාර්ග පෙන්වාදෙයි. මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් විශ්ව විද්යාල රතිපාදන කොමිෂන් සභාවේ සභාපතිනි ක්ෂණිකා හිරිඹුරේගම මහත්මියද මාධ් වෙත අදහස් දක්වමින් මෙවැනි තත්වයක් ඇතැයි සනාත කර තිබේ.
අතර නැගෙනහිර හා රජරට විශ්වවිද්යාලවල වෛද් පීඨයේ හා නැගෙනහිර හා අග්නිදිග විශ්වවිද්යාලවල ඉංජිනේරු පීඨයේ ඇතැම් දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවල පුරප්පාඩු පවතින බවද හිරිඹුරේගම මහත්මිය පවසයි.
රාජ් අධ්යාපනය සඳහා අයවැයෙන් 6%ක් වෙන්කරන ලෙස රජයට බලකරමින් පසුගිය කාලයේ විශ්වවිද්යාල ආචාර්යවරුන් විසින් විශාල අරගලයක් ගෙන ගියත් ඒයට ආණ්ඩුවේන් කිසුඳු ප්රතිචාරයක් නොදැක්වූ අතර එහිදී විශ්වවිද්යාල ආචාර්යවරුන් අද වැනි තත්වයක් සිදුවේ යැයිද බලධාරීන්ට අවධාරණය කර සිටියේය.Extract from LankaTruth