Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sri Lanka university teachers to strike tomorrow

Sri Lanka Federation of University Teachers' Associations (FUTA) says that the university academic staff will launch a token strike tomorrow, April 26.

The university teachers have also planned to march from Colombo University to Public Library and hold a protest seminar there.

FUTA Vice Chairman Ven. Dambara Amila Thero said that the union would start a continuous strike uless their demands granted.

FUTA demands considering university teachers as a special service, increasing expenses of the government for education upto 6% GDP. stopping allocating millions of rupees for students' leadership training which they call useless, stopping politicization of universities and suspending the reforms carried out without consulting all sections.

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